About Georgian

Georgian (ქართული) is the native language of the Georgians and the official language of Georgia, a country in the Caucasus. It is a member of the Kartvelian language family, which is not confirmed to be related to any other languages.

The writing system of Georgian and all Kartvelian languages is the Georgian script. This consists of three separate alphabets, called Asomtravuli, Nuskhuri and Mkhedruli in Georgian. The current standard alphabet is Mkhedruli, which has 33 letters in use, though historically there were 38. Of the letters used in modern Georgian, 28 letters indicate consonants, while only 5 represent vowels. There is also a set of upper case letters, but these all closely resemble the normal set, and today are used mostly for titles. Modern Georgian punctuation is much the same as in the Latin alphabet, but in the past, series of dashes or dots were used to indicate breaks in text.

The first of the three alphabets was Asomtravuli, which was created in the 5th century CE or earlier. Its earliest uses included the translation of the Christan Bible into Georgian, but the precise origins of the alphabet are unclear. Nuskhuri largely resembles Asomtravuli, and first appeared in the 9th century as a variant of the earlier alphabet. It soon replaced Asomtravuli in most situations. Mkhedruli followed later, being used for secular purposes such as royal charters and historical documents, and this greater versatility led to it becoming the primary writing system outside of the Church. The appearance of Mkhedruli often differs significantly from the other alphabets, and the rounded shapes of the letters result in distinctive calligraphy.

In Georgia today, only Mkhedruli is in widespread use, but Asomtravuli is popular for decorative purposes. The Georgian Orthodox Church also continues to use the older alphabets in addition to Mkhedruli.

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