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Extinct: no
Family: Caucasian
Branch: Kartvelian
Continent: Asia
Country: Georgia
 
Region: Lowland west Georgia.
Countries Where Spoken: 500,000 (1989 B.G. Hewitt).
Countries Where Official: Georgia
   
Native Speakers: 500,000
Speakers Total: 500,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Mingrelian at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Mingrelian at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Mingrelian: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Mingrelian: 0
  
Three Letter Code: XMF
Alternative Names: MARGALURI, MEGREL, MEGRULI
Dialects:
 
Summary: Officially considered to be a single language with Laz, called Zan, but linguists recognize that they are not inherently intelligible with each other. Georgian used as a literary language. Their name for themselves is "Margaluri". Not a written language. Christian.
 

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