The Pshavi of Georgia

The Google Map shows the location of the villages of Pshavi, the historic inhabitants of which were the Pshavs or Pshavi, a highland Georgian people with their own distinct dialect and customs.

The villages in the traditional Pshavi heartland are indicated with blue pins, while the yellow pins plot villages in lower Pshavi.

While the larger villages can be placed with complete confidence, the location of some of the smallest settlements or hamlets is approximate only. Different sources and print and online maps show different sites for them and sometimes do not show them at all. In some cases, a hamlet is either very small or abandoned, perhaps comprising a few scattered ruins, and is not visible using satellite imagery such as Google’s, even at the highest available zoom.