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Last update: 2017-6-18

The Svan language is located in the high mountain region of North West Georgia along the gorges of the rivers Enguri, Cxenis-cqali and Kodori. Today, linguists assume that it consists of five dialects: The so-called “Upper Svan” dialects Upper and Lower Bal, distributed in the Enguri valley above and below the Bal mountain, and the “Lower Svan” dialects Lashkh, Lentekhian and Cholurian spoken along the Cxenis-cqali river.

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