Georgian people

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Georgians
ქართველები
Kartvelebi
David IV of Georgia (Gelati fresco).jpg Queen Tamara of Georgia.jpg Bagration P I.jpg
Mary Eristavi.jpg CroppedStalin1943.jpg Екатерина Чавчавадзе Дадиани.jpg Kote-Apkazi 1916.jpg
Lamara Chkonia Tbilisi 1975.jpg G. Balanchine (young).jpg Shota rustaveli qartuli.jpg Eduard shevardnadze.jpg
General John Shalikashvili military portrait, 1993.JPEG Katie Melua at signing.jpg Амвросий (Хелая).jpg Ilia Chavchavadze by Alexander Roinashvili.jpg
Total population

c. 4.3[1] — 5 million

Regions with significant populations
 Georgia 3,956,000[2]
 Russia 198,944[3]
European Union European Union 250,000[source?]
 United States 200,000[source?]
 Israel 72,000[4]
 Turkey 91,500[1]
 Ukraine 34,199[5]
 Greece 23,159[6]
 Brazil 20,750[source?]
 Azerbaijan 14,900[7]
 Japan 14,000
 Italy 12,670
 Kazakhstan 4,990[8]
 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)[2]
Religions
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.[9] In diaspora (Chveneburis, Saingilo and Fereydanians) mainly Islam

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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