Kartvelian substrate toponyms in Abkhazia

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In this paper we discuss a specific Kartvelian model of toponyms, using names of plants without any affixes as toponyms. This model is observed almost all over the Georgian
territory. It has been noted on the Abkhazian territory as well, but is not found in the Abkhaz language. We suggest that Sukhumi, Gagra and Tkvarcheli follow this model.


  • Teimuraz Tchantouria
  • Revaz Gvantseladze
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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

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NameWorking Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics

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