The Laz people's mission to save their language from extinction

A statue of a Laz man and woman in Artvin, Turkey. Screen shot taken from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feXQb1HV024 Hundreds of years ago, there was a kingdom stretching from the west of what is today Georgia all the way to Russia’s Sochi and Turkey’s Rize. Established by the early Kartvelian-speaking Colchis tribes, the Colchis Kingdom flourished on these lands that were also known as Lazistan. Throughout its turbulent history, the Colchis Kingdom changed names many times. After the Roman conquest of Colchis around 65 BC, it became a Roman province called Lazicum. When the Ottomans claimed …

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