Georgian diaspora

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Map of the Georgian diaspora in the world (includes people with Georgian ancestry or citizenship).[1][2]
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The Georgian diaspora refers to both historical and present emigration from Georgia. The countries with the largest Georgian communities outside Georgia are Turkey and Russia.

Geographic distribution[edit]

Country/territory Ethnic

Georgians
(latest official)

Ethnic

Georgians
(low est.)

Ethnic

Georgians
(high est.)

People born

in Georgia
(of any ethnicity)

Citizens

of Georgia

 Russia 112,765 (2021 census)[3] 600,000-800,000[4]
1,000,000[4]
436,442 (2010)[5]
 Greece 43,272 (2017)[6] 13,334 (2017)[7]
 Ukraine 34,200 (2001 census)[8] 71,015 (2001)[9]
 Germany 18,000 (2017)[6] 24,055 (2017)[7]
 Turkey 19,784 (2016)[7]
 United States 17,522 (2014)[6] 9,767 (2017)[7]
 France 16,700 (2019) [10] 16,700 (2019) [10]
 Italy 14,585 (2017)[6] 18,272 (2020)[7]
 Spain 10,612 (2017)[6] 11,078 (2017)[7]
 Azerbaijan[a] 9,900 (2009 census)[12]
 Kazakhstan 4,990 (2009 census)[13]
 Canada 4,775 (2016 census)[14] 2,570 (2016)[15]
 Belarus 2,400 (2009 census)[16]
 Latvia 1,129 (2011 census)[17] 1,289 (2017)[6]
 Armenia 617 (2011 census)[18] 49,322 (2011)[19]
 Moldova 501 (2004 census)[20]
 Lithuania 372 (2011 census)[21]
 Austria 3,635 (2017)[6] 3,406 (2017)[7]
 Czech Republic 1,340 (2012)[6]
 United Kingdom 2,187 (2013)[22]
 Sweden 1,437 (2017)[6]
  Switzerland 935 (2017)[6]
 Estonia 910 (2017)[6]
 Ireland 746 (2016)[6] 429 (2016)[7]
 Australia 670 (2017)[6]
 Belgium 530 (2017)[6] 2,120 (2017)[7]
 Portugal 447 (2020)
 Norway 325 (2017)[6]
 Hungary 302 (2017)[6]
 Denmark 229 (2017)[6]
 Luxembourg 98 (2017)[6]
 Finland 91 (2017)[6]
 Slovakia 85 (2017)[6]
 Slovenia 35 (2017)[6]
 Iceland 25 (2017)[6]
 Poland 10,000[23] 436 (2003)[6] 138 (2010)[7]
 New Zealand 60 (2014)[6]
 Mexico 45 (2016)[6]

Notable people of Georgian descent[edit]

John Shalikashvili, a United States Army General who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Supreme Allied Commander from 1993 to 1997.
  • David Bagration of Mukhrani, a claimant to the headship of the Royal House of Georgia and to the historical thrones of Georgia.
  • Jorge de Bagration, a Spanish racing car driver of Georgian descent and a claimant to the headship of the Royal House of Georgia and to the historical throne of Georgia.
  • George Balanchine, one of the 20th century's most famous choreographers.
  • Paata Tsikurishvili, Founding Artistic Director & CEO of highly acclaimed Synetic Theater in Washington DC metropolitan USA 2001–present. synetictheater.org
  • Irina Tsikurishvili, Founding Choreographer of Synetic Theater. Most celebrated choreographer in DMV region.
  • David Baramidze, a Georgian-born German chess Grandmaster.
  • Elena Botchorichvili, a writer
  • David Chavchavadze, an American author and a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer of Georgian-Russian origin.
  • Maryam d'Abo, an English film and television actress.
  • Lasha Darbaidze, a Georgian-born American citizen who holds the positions of Honorary Consul of Georgia and President of the St. George Foundation.
  • Anna Dogonadze, a Georgian-born German athlete.
  • Vernon Duke, an American composer and songwriter.
  • Wachtang Djobadze, a Georgian art historian who lived in the United States as an émigré.
  • Andrew Eristoff, a Republican Party politician from New York City who serves as New Jersey State Treasurer under Governor Chris Christie.
  • Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist of Georgian origin who was kidnapped and murdered in 2000.
  • Alex Greenwich, the member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Sydney.
  • Michael Gregor, an aircraft engineer of Georgian origin.
  • Elly Heuss-Knapp, a German liberal politician and author.
  • Tzipi Hotovely, an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for the Likud party.
  • Darren Huckerby, an English former professional footballer and academy coach.
  • Alexander Kartveli, an influential aircraft engineer and a pioneer of American aviation history.
  • María Katzarava, Mexican opera soprano of Georgian descent.
  • David Koma, a Georgian born London based fashion designer.
  • Vitaliy Kononov, a candidate in the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election, nominated by the Green Party of Ukraine.
  • Kola Kwariani, a Georgian-American professional wrestler and chess player.
  • Giorgi Latso, a Georgian-American classical pianist and composer.
  • Georges V. Matchabelli, a Georgian nobleman and diplomat, who emigrated to the United States after the 1921 Soviet invasion of Georgia.
  • Katie Melua, a Georgian-born British singer, songwriter and musician.
  • George Papashvily, a Georgian-American writer and sculptor.
  • Irina Shabayeva, the winner of the sixth season of Project Runway along with her model, Kalyn Hemphill.
  • John Shalikashvili, a United States Army General who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Supreme Allied Commander from 1993 to 1997.
  • Joseph Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili), the de facto leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953.
  • Tamta, a Greek pop singer famous in Greece and Cyprus.
  • Omari Tetradze, a former football player of Georgian Greek descent who, during his playing career, represented Russia at international level.
  • Jerzy Tumaniszwili, a Polish naval commander of a Georgian aristocratic descent.
  • Ilia Topuria, a Georgian-born German-Spanish UFC fighter and wrestler.

Destinations[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Asia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Excluding Artsakh. The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is a de facto independent state that is generally not considered part of the Armenian diaspora. It is internationally recognized as de jure part of Azerbaijan. According to the 2005 census, the number of Armenians in NKR is 137,380.[11]
Citations
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  3. ^ "Национальный состав населения". Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
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  20. ^ "Eighth and ninth periodic reports of the Republic of Moldovaon the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination" (PDF). geneva.mfa.gov.md. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova. 7 July 2010. p. 5. Archived from the original on 17 August 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019. The membership of small ethnic minorities living in various places across thenational territory is as follows: • Georgians − 501
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