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Living Culture of Three Writing Systems of Georgian Alphabet

Language: Georgian, subtitles Eng

Georgia's written language has produced three alphabets ' Mrgvlovani, Nuskhuri and Mkhedruli ' which remain in use today. Mrgvlovani was the first alphabet from which Nuskhuri was derived and then Mkhedruli. The alphabets coexist thanks to their different functions, reflecting an aspect of Georgia's diverse cultural identity. Its educational system is based on the Mkhedruli alphabet taught in primary and high school and in the home, while Mrgvlovani and Nuskhuri are practised and taught predominately by its Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church community.

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Place/region: Georgia, Europe, Asia
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: M&S Studio, Georgia
Coproducer/sponsor: Georgia. National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation
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Rights: Georgia. National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation

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Original: Other
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2016-RL-0120500003
Source ref.: DOC:0120500003. CAND:01205
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Georgia. National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation