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SVANS....
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: Goutam Banerjee
Svans Kortfilm færdig
Svans Kortfilm færdig
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Andrea Andersen
[Trap] - Snavs - Time [Monstercat Release]
[Trap] - Snavs - Time [Monstercat Release]
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: Monstercat
Magari prikoli- Magari gadaoba svans mama moukvdeba,
Magari prikoli- Magari gadaoba svans mama moukvdeba,
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: wow wow
SVANS - Vindermelodien af Bøssehusets Kønspolitiske Melodi GraM Prix 2013
SVANS - Vindermelodien af Bøssehusets Kønspolitiske Melodi GraM Prix 2013
Published: 2013/05/26
Channel: Dennis Agerblad
Snavs - Riot
Snavs - Riot
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: Trap Nation
Snavs - Riot [Goblin Promotion]
Snavs - Riot [Goblin Promotion]
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: Goblins From Mars
Svans of north Georgia -- Svanetia -- Georgian folk music
Svans of north Georgia -- Svanetia -- Georgian folk music
Published: 2013/10/13
Channel: Zakharii
Svans
Svans
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: X-Trip Sailing
VARFÖR HAR HECTOR INGEN SVANS? | GRWM
VARFÖR HAR HECTOR INGEN SVANS? | GRWM
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Eskil Grahn
Paavo Perkele - Svans (filmat med en sten)
Paavo Perkele - Svans (filmat med en sten)
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Joakim Svensson
Random Hooker - Vid Min svans!
Random Hooker - Vid Min svans!
Published: 2012/07/02
Channel: randomhooker
Svans Pirdapir Etershi Urekavs Telefoni - Namdvili Ambavi
Svans Pirdapir Etershi Urekavs Telefoni - Namdvili Ambavi
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: პოლიტოლოგი
svans
svans
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: Hirbod Mamaghaie
Brùðkaupsdagur Svans og Eydísar 8. jùlí 2017.
Brùðkaupsdagur Svans og Eydísar 8. jùlí 2017.
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Svanur Kristjánsson
Julia Svans tårar efter tredjeplatsen i Tjejvasan
Julia Svans tårar efter tredjeplatsen i Tjejvasan
Published: 2016/02/27
Channel: Expressen TV
Norsk Skogkatt kattunge jagar sin egen svans
Norsk Skogkatt kattunge jagar sin egen svans
Published: 2010/07/18
Channel: Jan Sjögren
TAURENU IELA EDUARDS SVANS 2014/09/20
TAURENU IELA EDUARDS SVANS 2014/09/20
Published: 2014/09/19
Channel: BOOM FM
Med øks og svans
Med øks og svans
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: FolloMuseum
Med hest og svans på Norsk Skogmuseum
Med hest og svans på Norsk Skogmuseum
Published: 2013/01/17
Channel: Norsk Skogmuseum
KOPPARÖDLA utan svans
KOPPARÖDLA utan svans
Published: 2014/04/24
Channel: GeetayTV
Mirangula by Svans - One Caucasus 2016
Mirangula by Svans - One Caucasus 2016
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: One Caucasus
Roliga katter - kattungen Sally jagar sin svans i torktumlaren
Roliga katter - kattungen Sally jagar sin svans i torktumlaren
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Blixten och Sally Roliga Katter
Svans the Cat
Svans the Cat
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Alister
Svans - Polyester
Svans - Polyester
Published: 2008/10/12
Channel: Anna Sigríður
Fisken har en svans
Fisken har en svans
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: Sixten B. Wiking
siggi svans partý dreki.
siggi svans partý dreki.
Published: 2008/07/03
Channel: Sigurjon Vikarsson
Den Sidste Flamme (Gyserfilm med Svans)
Den Sidste Flamme (Gyserfilm med Svans)
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Emil Svane Jensen
Knäpp katt jagar sin svans!
Knäpp katt jagar sin svans!
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: Nathalie Sturebäck
Euroasian red squirrel grooming its tail / Ekorre putsar sin svans
Euroasian red squirrel grooming its tail / Ekorre putsar sin svans
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: Hanna Knutsson
Trafikmagasinet provkör Gunde Svans rallyracer
Trafikmagasinet provkör Gunde Svans rallyracer
Published: 2012/08/27
Channel: BilTV
Katt jagar svans
Katt jagar svans
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: Cathrinistheshit
ALDRIG MER GUL SVANS PÅ HÄSTEN MED WILDWASH WHITENING HÄSTSCHAMPO
ALDRIG MER GUL SVANS PÅ HÄSTEN MED WILDWASH WHITENING HÄSTSCHAMPO
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: Outi 4 Dogs & Horses
Ferry Svans Vedhuggningstips
Ferry Svans Vedhuggningstips
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Kaminexperten i Sverige AB
Svanur í Háska, Háskaför Svans og Svaðilför Hansa
Svanur í Háska, Háskaför Svans og Svaðilför Hansa
Published: 2010/11/23
Channel: w00tStudioz
Bea har en svans!
Bea har en svans!
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: Bea&SimonVloggar
Willa leker med Ilias svans
Willa leker med Ilias svans
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: ishaxaninorden1
Morra jagar sin svans!
Morra jagar sin svans!
Published: 2012/06/22
Channel: Cora the Malinois
Gammeldans med svans i Hundhallen i Haninge
Gammeldans med svans i Hundhallen i Haninge
Published: 2014/02/22
Channel: Dividiv
Död hund men viftande svans.
Död hund men viftande svans.
Published: 2011/08/02
Channel: hannasafstrom
Nu har Stefan Löfven åter besökt sina diktaturkompisar med sin kvinnliga svans.
Nu har Stefan Löfven åter besökt sina diktaturkompisar med sin kvinnliga svans.
Published: 2017/02/15
Channel: Hasse Johansson
Du kan være platugle, svans og svensker.
Du kan være platugle, svans og svensker.
Published: 2013/10/13
Channel: Sygogmunter
Augustus and Svans -SchnitzelCo Origins -Episode 1
Augustus and Svans -SchnitzelCo Origins -Episode 1
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: Anderhoot
Katt slåss med sin svans
Katt slåss med sin svans
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Helena Brohn Landou
Aston jagar sin svans
Aston jagar sin svans
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: Katthemmet i Vaxholm
Svans - Polyester
Svans - Polyester
Published: 2008/10/24
Channel: svanuringi
Hest svans
Hest svans
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: leo bebis panda
Martin aka svans
Martin aka svans
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: waffleracer0
Maja (Katt) jagar sin egen svans
Maja (Katt) jagar sin egen svans
Published: 2011/04/09
Channel: Elin Hellgren
Svans
Svans
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: waffleracer0
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Svans
Svan: შვანარ shvanar
Georgian: სვანი svani
Kartvelian languages.svg
Distribution of the Svan language in relation to other Kartvelian (South Caucasian) languages.
Total population
c. 14,000[1]–30,000[2]
Regions with significant populations
 Georgia 14,000[1]–30,000[2]
 Russia 45 (2010)[3]
Languages
Svan, Georgian
Religion
Predominantly Eastern Orthodox Christianity
(Georgian Orthodox Church)
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The Svans (Georgian: სვანი, Svani) are an ethnic subgroup of the Georgians (Kartvelians)[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] 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.[11] The self-designation of the Svan is Mushüan, which is probably reflected in the ethnonym Misimian of the Classical authors.[12]

History[edit]

Svan with dagger and long smoking pipe. Mestia (~1888–1900)

The Svans are usually identified with the Sanni mentioned by Greek geographer Strabo, who placed them more or less in the area still occupied by the modern-day Svans.

In the Russian Empire and early Soviet Union Mingrelians and Svans had their own census grouping, but were classified under the broader category of Georgian thereafter in the 1930s. They are Georgian Orthodox Christians, and were Christianized in the 4th–6th centuries. However, some remnants of pre-Christian beliefs have been maintained. Saint George (known as Jgëræg to the locals), a patron saint of Georgia, is the most respected saint. The Svans have retained many of their old traditions, including blood revenge (although this tradition has been declining over time, as law enforcement takes hold). Their families are small, and the husband is the head of his family. The Svan strongly respect the older women in families.

Language[edit]

Typically bilingual, they use both Georgian and their own, unwritten Svan language. However, Svan is being largely replaced by Georgian, which is the language of culture and education in Georgia.

Famous Svans[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joshuaproject. Svanetian, Mushwan
  2. ^ a b DoBeS (Dokumentation Bedrohter Sprachen, Documentation of Endangered Languages)
  3. ^ Russian census 2010
  4. ^ Stephen F. Jones. Svans. World Culture Encyclopedia. Retrieved on March 13, 2011: «The Svans are one of the dozen or so traditionally recognized ethnic subgroups within the Georgian (Kartvelian) nation.»
  5. ^ The Svans Kevin Tuite Université de Montréal 1992: «The Svans are one of the dozen or so traditionally recognized ethnic subgroups within the Georgian (Kartvelian) nation.»
  6. ^ Britannica. Caucasian peoples: «The Caucasian peoples ... The southerners, comprising the Georgians, the closely related Mingrelians and Laz, and the Svan, make up the Republic of Georgia and live in western Transcaucasia (the Laz live in Turkish territory).»
  7. ^ R. Wixman. The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook (p.181): «Svan ... The Svanetians are one of the Kartvelian peoples of the Georgian SSR»
  8. ^ Levinson, David. Ethnic Groups Worldwide: A Ready Reference Handbook. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998. p 35
  9. ^ D.N. Ushakov's Dictionary
  10. ^ Modern Dictionary of Russian language. Efremova T.F. 2000
  11. ^ National population census ZSFSR 1926
  12. ^ History of Georgian Mountein Regions / R. Topchishvili. Available at The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

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