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Georgians
ქართველები
Kartvelebi
David IV of Georgia (Gelati fresco).jpg Queen Tamara of Georgia.jpg Bagration P I.jpg
Tamar of Georgia
George V
Petre Bagrationi
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Mary Eristavi
Ekaterine Dadiani
Konstantine Abkhazi
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Lamara Chkonia
General John Shalikashvili military portrait, 1993.JPEG Katie Melua at signing.jpg Амвросий (Хелая).jpg Ilia Chavchavadze by Alexander Roinashvili.jpg
John Shalikashvili
Katie Melua
Ambrosius
I. Chavchavadze
Total population
c. 4.3 — 5 million
Regions with significant populations
 Georgia 3,956,000
 Russia 198,944
European Union European Union 250,000
 United States 200,000
 Israel 72,000
 Turkey 91,500
 Ukraine 34,199
 Greece 23,159
 Brazil 20,750
 Azerbaijan 14,900
 Japan 14,000
 Italy 12,670
 Kazakhstan 4,990
 Singapore 3,500
 France 2,500
 Canada 2,500
 Armenia 1,105
 Argentina 1,050
 Mexico 1,000
 United Kingdom 3500
Languages
Georgian (including Mingrelian and Svan), Russian (about 10% of the population)
Religion
Predominantly † Eastern Orthodox Christianity
(Georgian Orthodox Church) (83.9%)

also some Georgiano-Latin, Greek, and Armenian rites of the Roman Catholic Church (0.8%). Muslim minority (9.9%), chiefly Sunnis of the Hanafi school. In diaspora (Chveneburis, Saingilo and Fereydanians) mainly Islam
Related ethnic groups
Laz

The Georgians are a Caucasian ethnic group that come from Georgia. Large Georgian communities are also present throughout Russia, European Union, United States, and South America.

The majority of Georgians are Eastern Orthodox Christian. They mostly go by the national autocephalous Georgian Orthodox Church, which started in the 4th century. There are also Georgian Catholic and Muslim communities in Tbilisi and Adjara. Located in Caucasus at the edge of Europe, the Georgian people have tried to keep their Christian identity. There is a lot of pressure from the neighboring Muslim empires.

The Georgian language is the official language of the country.

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