ISET Economist Blog

A blog about economics in the South Caucasus.

Save the Mingrelian Language!

There are clear expectations in many cultures to marry somebody from their own group, and not living up to these expectations will at least cause a loss in reputation. This is nicely displayed in the movie Late Marriage by Dover Kosashvili, humorously depicting a young Georgian Jew in Israel whose parents want him to marry the “right” woman (the movie features extensive dialogues in Judeao-Georgian, another endangered language). Why are these sanctions imposed on people who want to marry an “outsider”? There is a simple answer to that question: without t...
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