Laurence Broers – Who are the Mingrelians? Language, Identity and Politics in Western Georgia

This paper deals with the case of the Mingrelians, a group inhabiting the western province of Mingrelia in Georgia, and formerly also part of the disputed territory of Abkhazia. The author seeks to identify the different sources constituting a Mingrelian identity and the different frames of reference to which they apply. Secondly the paper will present a survey of the different modern attempts to construct Mingrelian identity, and analyse their approach in relation to the sources of identity available.

Broers, Laurence. “Who are the Mingrelians? Language, Identity and Politics in Western Georgia.” 6. Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. 2001.

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