Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fact of the Day: The Other Georgia


The country of Georgia is also based on the name George. Except the British used to refer to the Russian word Gruzia (which is also based on the name George) for the country but dropped it at some point in history. Native Georgians refer to themselves as Kartveli, and their country as Sakartvelo. Which in turn got it's name for St. George. Lots of love for people named George.

2 comments:

Sara Louise said...

I had no idea that Georgia was called Gruzia in England. Interesting.

jerzey72 said...

wow interesting.