German Toponyms in Georgia

German Toponyms in Georgia




Swabians, settlements, toponym, Georgia


Toponyms contain essential historical and geographical information. When quantitative and qualitative data are included in the study of toponyms, geodatabases are very convenient. Georgia is one of the noblest countries, where over a long history, various national minorities left their mark, which was also reflected in toponyms. Based on the importance of toponyms, we started creating geodatabases, where spatial and statistical data are collected. The article discusses new toponyms and their changes in relation to the latest migration processes in the history of Georgia. These toponyms are German settlements in Georgia. More than 200 years have passed since the creation of the first German settlement in the country. Within the research framework, a database was created where alphanumeric and population census data of different periods are included. Finally, the data is displayed on a digital online map, where all available data can be viewed.


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Author Biographies

Mariam Tsitsagi, Tbilisi State University

TSU, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia

Valeri Kekenadze, Tbilisi State University

TSU, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Tbilisi, Georgia


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How to Cite

Tsitsagi, M., & Kekenadze, V. (2023). German Toponyms in Georgia. Georgian Geographical Journal, 3(1).




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