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Melikov or Melikishvili was a noble family in the Kingdom of Georgia, and later in the Russian Empire. A branch of the family came to be known as Loris-Melikov (Лорис-Меликов). The family descended from an Armenian nobleman Melik-Nazar who converted to Islam and was enfeoffed with the melikdom of Lori by the Persian shah Abbas I in 1602. Later, the family returned to Christianity and were confirmed as Princes Melikishvili and dukes of Somkhiti under the Georgian crown. After the Russian annexation of Georgia, the family was received among the princely nobility (knyaz) of the Russian Empire.

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English: Melikov
Русский: Меликишвили

List of members from the family:

ქართული: მელიქიშვილი


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