Drilae
Drilae (Georgian: დრილები, Drilebi) were an ancient western Georgian tribe, inhabiting mountainous coasts of the southern shores of the Black Sea. In the hinterland of Trapezus dwelt the Drilae (...
Marres
Marres (Georgian: მარესები) — an ancient western Georgian (Colchian) tribe, entered ancient history with the writings of Hecataeus of Miletus. He gives a brief description of the tribe and mention...
Sanni
The Sanni (Georgian: სანები) are mentioned by Strabo (1st century BC/1st century AD), Pliny the Elder (1st century AD) and Arrian (2nd century AD) as a people settling near Trebizond (in today's...
Apsilae
The Apsilae compare literary Abkhaz Аҧсуаа [ˈaps.waː] "Abkhazian people", Bzyp Abkhaz [ˈapɕ.waː] "id.") a were one of the ancient tribes that lived on the territory of modern Abkhazia. Apsils lived i...
Anicetus (pirate)
Anicetus was the leader of an unsuccessful anti-Roman uprising in Colchis in 69/ Formerly a freedman of King Polemon II of Pontus, Anicetus commanded the royal fleet until Polemonia was converted into...
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Zydretae
The Zydretae (Georgian: ზიდრიტები) (Zudrêtai or Zudreitai) were an ancient people of Colchis recorded by the Classical accounts as dwelling on the coast of the Pontus Euxinus (Black Sea), on the s...
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Dvals
The Dvals (Georgian: დვალები, Dvalebi; Ossetian: Туалтæ, Twaltæ) were an old people in the Caucasus, their lands lying on both sides of the central Greater Caucasus mountains, somewhere betwee...
Utupurshi of Diauehi
Diauehi or Diaokhi , Daiaeni (Georgian: დიაოხი) was a coalition of tribes, or kingdoms, located in northeastern Anatolia, that was formed in the 12th century BC in the post-Hittite period. It is ...
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Asia of Diauehi
Diauehi or Diaokhi , Daiaeni (Georgian: დიაოხი) was a coalition of tribes, or kingdoms, located in northeastern Anatolia, that was formed in the 12th century BC in the post-Hittite period. It is ...
Chaldia
Chaldia (Greek: Χαλδία, Khaldia) was a historical region located in mountainous interior of the eastern Black Sea, northeast Anatolia (modern Turkey). Its name was derived from a people called the...
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Machelones
The Machelones (Georgian: მახელონები) (Machelônes, Machelonoi; Greek: Μαχελῶνες) were a Colchian tribe located to the far south of the Phasis (modern-day Rioni River, western Georgia). There a...
Laz people
The Laz or Lazi (Laz: ლაზეფე, Lazuri; Turkish: Lazlar; Georgian: ლაზი; ჭანები, Lazebi; Chani) are an Ibero-Caucasian ethnic group native to the Black Sea coastal regions of Turkey and Georgia....
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Warpalawas
Warpalawa(s) was a late 8th century BC (ca 730-710 BC?) Late Hittite (or Neo-Hittite) king of Tabal in south-central Anatolia (modern Turkey). The political center of this Early Iron Age regional stat...
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Tibareni
The Tibareni (Georgian: ტიბერია, Tiberia. Greek Τιβαρηνοί, Tibarenoi; Tubal, Thobeles in Josephus) were a people referred to in Herodotus, Xenophon, Strabo and other classical authors. These three tri...
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Gugars
The Gugars were a people of Caucasian Iberia, settling near the Debeda river, mentioned by Strabo.They were presumably an early Georgian (Kartvelian) people (Georgian: გუგარები, gugarebi).The toponym...
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Sien of Diauehi
Diauehi or Diaokhi , Daiaeni (Georgian: დიაოხი) was a coalition of tribes, or kingdoms, located in northeastern Anatolia, that was formed in the 12th century BC in the post-Hittite period. It is ...
Kaskians
The Kaska (Georgian: ქაშქები, Kashkebi) (also Kaška, later Tabalian Kasku and Gasga) were a loosely-affiliated Bronze Age non-Indo-European tribal people, who spoke the unclassified Kaskian langua...
Kâzım Koyuncu
Kâzım Koyuncu (November 7, 1971 in a village of Hopa, Artvin Province, Turkey – June 25, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey) was a Laz singer-songwriter and activist.Koyuncu recorded songs in a number of langua...
Misimians
Misimians (Georgian: მისიმიელები) were a mountainous indigenous tribe in ancient Georgia. Along with the Sanigs they are thought of as the ancestors of the modern day Svan people, who constitute a...
Sopho Khalvashi
Sopho Khalvashi (Georgian: სოფო ხალვაში [sɔpʰɔ xalvaʃi]; born 31 May 1986 in Batumi, Adjara), also sometimes known as simply Sopho, is a Georgian musician of Laz heritage. It was announced on 12 D...
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Zygii
The Zygii (also known as Ζυγοί, Zygoi, Zygi or Zygians) has been described by the ancient Greek intellectual Strabo as a nation to the north of Colchis.He wrote:William Smith observes that "they were...
Diauehi
Diauehi or Diaokhi , Daiaeni (Georgian: დიაოხი) was a coalition of tribes, or kingdoms, located in northeastern Anatolia, that was formed in the 12th century BC in the post-Hittite period. It is ...
Èrs people
The Èr people, also known as Èrsh or (in Georgian works) the Hers, are a little-known ancient people inhabiting northern modern Armenia, and to an extent, small areas of northeast Turkey, southern Geo...
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Sanigs
Sanigs (Georgian: სანიგები) were a tribe inhabiting Western Georgian/Abkhazia during antiquity. Their ethnic identity is obscure and is the subject of a controversy. According to Georgian sources ...
Saspers
Saspers (Georgian: სასპერები, Sasperebi) are a Caucasian people mentioned by Herodotus. Their approximate homeland was located between the Ch'orokhi river and the sources of rivers Tigris and Eup...
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Tyana
Tyana or Tyanna (Ancient Greek: Τύανα, Hittite Tuwanuwa) was an ancient city in the Anatolian region of Cappadocia, in modern Kemerhisar, Niğde Province, Central Anatolia, Turkey. It was the capi...
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Abasgoi
The Abasgoi (Georgian: აბაზგები; Greek: Αβασγοί, Abasgoi; compare Abkhaz Абазаа [aˈbazaː] "the Abaza people") were one of the ancient tribes inhabiting western Abkhazia, who originally inhabited l...
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Macrones
The Macrones (Georgian: მაკრონები) (Ancient Greek: Μάκρωνες, Makrōnes) were an ancient Colchian tribe in the east of Pontus, about the Moschici Mountains (modern Yalnizçam Dağlari, Turkey). T...
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