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Northeast dialects

This group is spoken by the mountaineers in northeast Georgia.

  • Mokhevian (Moxevuri, მოხევური), spoken in Khevi
  • Mtiuletian-Gudamaq’rian (Mtiulur-Gudamaqʼruli, მთიულურ-გუდამაყრული) in Mtiuleti and Gudamaqari
  • Khevsurian (Xevsuruli, ხევსურული) in Khevsureti
  • Pshavian (Pšavuri, ფშავური) in Pshavi
  • Tushetian (Tušuri, თუშური) in Tusheti

Eastern dialects

Two of these dialects, Ingiloan and Fereidanian, are spoken outside Georgia, the former by the indigenous Georgians in northwest Azerbaijan, and the latter by the descendants of the 17th-century Georgian deportees in Iran.

  • Kakhetian (Kʼaxuri, კახური) in Kakheti
  • Ingiloan (Ingilouri, ინგილოური) in Saingilo (Azerbaijan)
  • Fereidanian (Pereidnuli, ფერეიდნული) in Fereydoon Shahr (Iran)
  • Tianetian (Tianeturi, თიანეთური) in Tianeti

Central dialects

The Central dialects, sometimes considered part of the Eastern group, are spoken in central and southern Georgia, and provide the basis for Standard Georgian language.

  • Kartlian (Kartluri, ქართლური) in Kartli
  • Javakhian (Javaxuri, ჯავახური) in Javakheti
  • Meskhian (Mesxuri, მესხური) in Meskheti

Southwest dialects

  • Gurian (Guruli, გურული) in Guria
  • Adjarian (Ačʼaruli, აჭარული) in Adjara
  • Imerkhevian (Imerxeuli, იმერხეული) in Imerkhevi (Turkey)

Northwest dialects

  • Imeretian (Imeruli, იმერული) in Imereti
  • Lechkhumian (Lečxumuri, ლეჩხუმური) in Lechkhumi
  • Rachan (Račʼuli, რაჭული) in Racha
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