Shorena Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani – Georgia’’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey

This paper presents an ethnography of the various groups of the Pankisi Gorge, in particular of the Kist ethnic group. The authors discuss the migration of the various ethnic groups into the region, their family and kinship structures, and their customs. The work also gauges the developments occurring in the beginnings of 2000s when the region was center of tensions between different armed groups.

Kurtsikidze, S., & Chikovani, V. (2002). Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey.

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