Bats people

Bats people

About Bats people

The Bats people or the Batsbi are a small Nakh-speaking community in the country of Georgia who are also known as the Ts_ova-Tush after the Ts_ova Gorge in the historic Georgian province of Tusheti (known to them as "Tsovata"), where they are believed to have settled after migrating from the North Caucasus in the 16th century (see debate). The group should not be confused with the neighbouring Kists _ also a Nakh-speaking people, migrants from Chechnya _ who live in the nearby Pankisi Gorge.

Contributions by Yalens, Alexjtb, and Kober.