Kinto

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A picture of kinto, early 20th century, Tbilisi, Georgia.

A Kinto (Georgian: კინტო) was a trader or an unemployed person mostly occupied in entertaining others in dukhans (restaurant), popular in Tbilisi in 19th century and early 20th century. This famous Georgian Cockney humour of old Tbilisi "was largely Armenian in origin".[1]

The Georgian Kintouri dance in based on the character of the kintos, and portrays them as cunning, swift, and informal. The dance is light natured and fun to watch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, David Marshall (1978). Armenia: Cradle of Civilization (2nd ed.). London: Allen & Unwin. p. 43. ISBN 9780049560086.