Svans

Svans

About Svans

The Svans are a subethnic group of Georgians (Kartvelians) or sometimes as ethnic groups living mostly in Svaneti, a region in northwest Georgia. They speak the Svan language and are mostly bilingual also in Georgian. Both these languages belong to the Kartvelian (South Caucasian) language family. In the pre-1930 Soviet census, the Svans were afforded their own "ethnic group" (natsional'nost) category.