Meskhetians

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Meskhetian
Georgian: მესხები meskhebi
Total population
c. 89 995 - 100 000
Regions with significant populations
 Georgia
Samtskhe-Javakheti: 89 995 or 43,4 % (2002)
 Turkey
Ardahan province: unknown
Languages
Meskhetian dialect of Georgian language
Religion
Predominantly Georgian Orthodox Church
Catholic and Muslim minority.
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Meskhetians (Georgian: მესხები, Meskhebi) are an ethnographic subgroup of Georgians who speak Meskhetian dialect of Georgian language and mostly live in the historical region of Meskheti, in southern Georgia.[1][2]

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