Abkhaz Loans in Megrelian, by Vyacheslav Chirikba

Mingrelian lady (right) negotiating with the invading Turks, 1856. An episode of the Crimean War.

Iran and the Caucasus, Volume 10, Number 1, 2006 , pp. 25-76(52)
The paper presents a thorough investigation of the Abkhaz borrowings in Megrelian, including structural loans, grammatical elements, adjectives, adverbs, numerals, and appellativa (anatomical and medical terms, household items, terms related to husbandry and pasture, floristic and zoological names, religious terms, landscape, food, etc.). The author examines also the cases of the Abkhaz influence on Megrelian onomasticon.

In Memory of the Great Caucasologist 
Professor Georgij Andreevič Klimov

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