Definition of Kartvelian in English:

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Kartvelian

Pronunciation: /kärtˈvēlēən/

adjective& noun

Another term for South Caucasian (see Caucasian).
Example sentences
  • In the southern and eastern regions, the state of Kartli united tribes that spoke the Kartvelian language.
  • The Kartvelian languages are considered to be closely related and descended from a common language.
  • It coordinates research and assists foreign students and scholars interested in various Kartvelian fields.

Origin

From Georgian Kartvelebi 'Georgians' + -ian.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Kart·ve·lian

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