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SVANS....
Published: 2017/08/09
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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
Svans of north Georgia -- Svanetia -- Georgian folk music
Svans of north Georgia -- Svanetia -- Georgian folk music
Published: 2013/10/13
Channel: Zakharii
Paavo Perkele - Svans (filmat med en sten)
Paavo Perkele - Svans (filmat med en sten)
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Pappa Paavo
Snavs - Riot
Snavs - Riot
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: Trap Nation
Svans - Polyester
Svans - Polyester
Published: 2008/10/12
Channel: Anna Sigríður
Svans
Svans
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: The Unicorns
Magari prikoli- Magari gadaoba svans mama moukvdeba,
Magari prikoli- Magari gadaoba svans mama moukvdeba,
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: wow wow
Svans
Svans
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: X-Trip Sailing
svans daurekes
svans daurekes
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: rustavi5R
Svan Song: Svans Proud  Kartvelians (Georgians)! Svans, northern Georgians
Svan Song: Svans Proud Kartvelians (Georgians)! Svans, northern Georgians
Published: 2008/10/04
Channel: Luis Dingley
Mirangula by Svans - One Caucasus 2016
Mirangula by Svans - One Caucasus 2016
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: One Caucasus
Åsnan I-or förlorar en svans och Puh finner en
Åsnan I-or förlorar en svans och Puh finner en
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: Kåge Klang
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
Med øks og svans
Med øks og svans
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: FolloMuseum
Gunde Svans första entré i BIngoLotto
Gunde Svans första entré i BIngoLotto
Published: 2016/09/18
Channel: BingoLotto
Fisken har en svans
Fisken har en svans
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: Sixten B. Wiking
Forræderiske Svans!
Forræderiske Svans!
Published: 2011/03/27
Channel: DavidGruszow
Julkalender 2015 - #7 | Äta ko-svans?
Julkalender 2015 - #7 | Äta ko-svans?
Published: 2015/12/07
Channel: figgehn
KOPPARÖDLA utan svans
KOPPARÖDLA utan svans
Published: 2014/04/24
Channel: GeetayTV
Min katt har inte svans [ SÄSONG 2 ]
Min katt har inte svans [ SÄSONG 2 ]
Published: 2015/01/17
Channel: Ashley ́s Life
siggi svans partý dreki.
siggi svans partý dreki.
Published: 2008/07/03
Channel: Sigurjon Vikarsson
STICKTRICK: Aldrig mer en uppläggning med för kort svans
STICKTRICK: Aldrig mer en uppläggning med för kort svans
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Garnr
svans
svans
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: Hirbod Mamaghaie
Svans (2016) gay short
Svans (2016) gay short
Published: 2017/10/05
Channel: Sasha T.
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
En brasiliansk, med svans - Årets feeleverything-roman!
En brasiliansk, med svans - Årets feeleverything-roman!
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Belletrist Publishing
Ferry Svans Vedhuggningstips
Ferry Svans Vedhuggningstips
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Kaminexperten i Sverige AB
Chili ball svans
Chili ball svans
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Sweet Chili Lily
Den Sidste Flamme (Gyserfilm med Svans)
Den Sidste Flamme (Gyserfilm med Svans)
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Emil Svane Jensen
VARFÖR HAR HECTOR INGEN SVANS? | GRWM
VARFÖR HAR HECTOR INGEN SVANS? | GRWM
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Eskil Grahn
ekorrar utan svans!!
ekorrar utan svans!!
Published: 2008/06/19
Channel: Veten johnsson
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
Katt utan svans! Med filip glad😁
Katt utan svans! Med filip glad😁
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Faxe Crown
Georgian Svans folk dance - Lushnu Chishxar Lisbvi
Georgian Svans folk dance - Lushnu Chishxar Lisbvi
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: LiamWhite99
James Kayn feat. Fearrington - I Din Club (Dans Din Svans)
James Kayn feat. Fearrington - I Din Club (Dans Din Svans)
Published: 2008/08/26
Channel: DjFanTaa
Du kan være platugle, svans og svensker.
Du kan være platugle, svans og svensker.
Published: 2013/10/13
Channel: Sygogmunter
Brùðkaupsdagur Svans og Eydísar 8. jùlí 2017.
Brùðkaupsdagur Svans og Eydísar 8. jùlí 2017.
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Svanur Kristjánsson
Gammeldans med svans i Hundhallen i Haninge
Gammeldans med svans i Hundhallen i Haninge
Published: 2014/02/22
Channel: Dividiv
4 sy förstygn svans
4 sy förstygn svans
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: carinas Slöjd
Svans
Svans
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: waffleracer0
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
Dr Erik Svans & Dr John Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation featured on Sonoran Living
Dr Erik Svans & Dr John Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation featured on Sonoran Living
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: Erik Svans
NEW SVANS
NEW SVANS
Published: 2010/12/11
Channel: jun5950ior
Vickan trajar svans
Vickan trajar svans
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: KjamMolle
Svans-Upper  Georgians
Svans-Upper Georgians
Published: 2011/12/04
Channel: Suano Colchians
Moa Svans ångestlista - Punkt 4 & 5
Moa Svans ångestlista - Punkt 4 & 5
Published: 2011/03/03
Channel: Humormaffian
Cosmetic Dentist Scottsdale Arizona - Family and Esthetic Dentistry at Gore and Svans
Cosmetic Dentist Scottsdale Arizona - Family and Esthetic Dentistry at Gore and Svans
Published: 2011/11/22
Channel: azcosmeticdds
Trafikmagasinet provkör Gunde Svans rallyracer
Trafikmagasinet provkör Gunde Svans rallyracer
Published: 2012/08/27
Channel: BilTV
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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 Project, Joshua. "Svanetian, Mushwan in Georgia". Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Svan/Udi/Tsova-Tush - DOBES". Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Russian census 2010". Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  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. ^ "СВАНЫ - это... Что такое СВАНЫ?". Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Сваны - это... Что такое Сваны?". Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Демоскоп Weekly - Приложение. Справочник статистических показателей.". demoscope.ru. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  12. ^ History of Georgian Mountein Regions / R. Topchishvili. Available at The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia

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