Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore – Reservoir of National Identity Folklore in Multicultural Society

Georgians From the City Unye and their Folklore

Avtandil Nikoleishvili
Akaki Tsereteli State University

Published 2020-10-20


  • Unye,
  • Muhajir,
  • Georgian,
  • Turkey,
  • Foklore


While being in scientific mission from Akaki Tsereteli State University (2015), I met our fellow-citizens living in Unye city and the nearer villages in order to look for Turkish Georgians folklore texts. Many examples from the mentioned materials are also known for Georgian folk literature, too. The reason is that before leaving the homeland, these works were the main attribute for Georgian Muhajirs’ spiritual culture. The folklore texts of the Georgians living in Unye, enrich the folk literature of Turkish Georgians with new materials. They are important while studying their spiritual culture, history and modern life. They also reveal the other aspects of Georgian folk heritage in a very interesting form.