Have you ever asked a Georgian to tell you about Georgia? If you have, you would have noticed a super satisfied look while experiencing a non-stop speech about your speaker’s small, centuries-old Caucasian country. Even though Georgians usually criticise their country among each other, they only share with foreigners the best about their homeland. Here are some of the things Georgians are proud of:
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The Georgian Alphabet is an alphabet used only in Georgia and nowhere else, influenced by Greek and Iranian scripts, and shaped into something unique. The exact date of the Georgian alphabet’s creation is debated. Writing has existed in Georgia since at least the 10th Century BCE and a distinctly Georgian script since the 1st Centry CE. Since then, it has changed three times: from Asomtavruli, to Nuskhuri, and then Mkhedruli. The first two can be seen on religious monuments and writings, while the latest one has been used in daily life since the 19th century. The Georgian Alphabet currently has 33 letters and is hard to learn but surely enjoyable to write. Most people do not know the Georgian alphabet exists even though it is one of the world’s few unique alphabets, which is mentioned by everyone who is a proud Georgian.
Note: Don’t be surprised if you notice a big difference between Georgian handwriting and print.