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Georgian Language Fonts

Dr. Berlin's Foreign Font Archive "Your One-Stop Cyber-Resource for Foreign Language Typefaces and Keyboard Utilities.. The fonts available from this Web site have been collected from many sources and are intended by the authors to be distributed either as shareware (please register with the original authors!), freeware, or they have been placed in the public domain by the authors."

Yamada Language Center Font Archive YLC at the University of Oregon provides non-English Font Archive, Font Help Pages, as well as links to Other Font Collections.

Introductions

Georgian National Anthem & Flag

Map of Republic of Georgia and Quick Facts, More Maps, More Maps

Language Profile - Georgian, Georgian - Ethnologue

Georgian Photo Album , Georgian Images

Famous Georgians, more

Georgian Cuisine

Georgian Music, more

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Georgia Links to primary Georgian language search engines and gateways.

WWW Virtual Library - Republic of Georgia A large resource portal with links to numerous sources.

Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) - Georgia This link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center website at the University of Texas, Austin, has been preset to connect you directly to resources related to Georgia.

REESWeb - Search Georgia Do a "search keyword" for "Georgia" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Georgia Resources from regional studies experts at the Library of Congress.

Yahoo -- Regional, Countries Links - Georgia Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Slavophilia.com - Georgia Includes links to Arts, Education, Reference, Philology, Travel, etc.

Georgia Net A collection of Georgian resources on the net.

Georgia Resource Page From Eurasianet, a selection of links to resources and news sites.

Google.com Search - Preset for Georgian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Georgian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Georgian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Language Materials

Georgian Writing System Basic description of writing system with pronunciation guide and related links.

UCLA Language Profiles - Georgian An introduction and overview of the Georgian language.

University of Oregon Yamada Language Center - Georgian List of online resources available for Georgian language. Updated regularly.

Georgian Language: An Outline Grammatical Description By P.J. Hillery, basic introduction to language and grammar including script and phonology. Includes details of how to configure the MS Internet Explorer web browser to display Georgian text correctly.

The Georgian Language: A Short Bibliography of Study Materials By P.J. Hillery: "This bibliography contains brief details of books and other materials on the Georgian language. Not all items are in print, and some may be difficult to find outside the Republic of Georgia; a number of items have been re-issued in Georgia in recent years using photoreproduction techniques."

Georgian Language Materials Basic language materials as well as links to other resources.

The Georgian Language: A Short Bibliography of Study Materials "This bibliography contains brief details of books and other materials on the Georgian language. Not all items are in print, and some may be difficult to find outside the Republic of Georgia; a number of items have been re-issued in Georgia in recent years using photoreproduction techniques."

Languages on the Web - Georgian Large collection of links to language and language related sites.

Google.com Search - Preset for Georgian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Georgian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Georgian fonts.

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Kartvelian (Georgian) Although offerings for Georgian are scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.

English-Georgian Online Dictionary Tests very solidly with random words from English to Georgian.

English-Georgian Dictionary Describes itself as "first digital English-Georgian Dictionary on the NET. The material design for wide use and is suitable for beginners and more advanced students alike. It contains more than 10 000 words. A lot of pop-up ads!

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Georgia Connects you with a few newspapers and media sites.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Georgia Solid selection of online newspapers from this print media megasite.

Voice of America - Georgian Service Voice of America news broadcasting in target language.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Georgian Service RFE/RL news and news broadcasting in Georgian.

TvRadioWorld - Georgia About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

Civil Georgia An online news magazine in English, Georgian and Russian versions.

Yahoo! News - Georgia Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

History of Georgia Excellent online encyclopedia article with links to other related articles and external sites.

The History of Georgia Detailed history by David Mchedlishvili, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, detracted by irritating pop-ups

Republic of Georgia - Our History Outline Brief history of Georgia from the beginnings to present times

The Georgian Idea A history of Georgia with illustrations of most important historical figures.Good collection of related links.

Georgian Culture Articles on Georgian architecture, painting, sculpture, and music.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Georgia Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Georgia Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

CountryWatch.com - Georgia "CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world." Basic information is free; deeper resources require subscription.

Foreign and International Law - Georgia From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Country Studies

Georgia - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Georgia Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Georgia Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Georgia Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Georgia Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Georgia The World Bank Group’s mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty.

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on

Members and Observers - Georgia (Member)

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Caucasus Region "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

USAID - Georgia The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."

World Health Organization - Georgia About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Georgia The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Georgia Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Georgia Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Women's/Gender Studies Association of Countries in Transition - Georgia The main objectives of the Association are: to exchange knowledge and ideas in Women's Studies, to develop Women's Studies professionals, to monitor the status of women in profession, to share curricula, to share/compare research, to encourage exchange programs, and to start newsletter

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Georgia The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Travel Links - Georgia Provides general travel information along with travel agencies, passport requirements, etc.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Republic of Georgia Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

Central Asia and the Caucasus Center for Social and Political Studies (Sweden) The basic purpose and objectives of the Center: to study and review the social and political situation in Central Asia and the Caucasus; intellectual support of the political and economic reforms in these countries, forming a positive perception of western liberal democratic values in Central Asia and the Caucasus; to encourage the formation of a civil society in the region; to create a data base and distribute information.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe."

Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Association Canadienne des Slavistes "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".

Slavic and East European Folklore Association "SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology."

East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections "The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections was established in 1993 to better coordinate activities among major Eurasian area studies collections in the Eastern United States. The Consortium presently numbers ten member institutions: Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, The New York Public Library, New York University, Princeton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale."

Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) "The Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) was formed to promote the development of Slavic Studies resources in this region of the United States and Canada. The services provided by the Consortium are for the use an d benefit of the faculty, students, and staff of its member institutions."

Council for Slavonic and East European Library and Information Services "The most important function of COSEELIS is to represent the interests of UK libraries and other information organisations offering services in the field of Slavonic and East European studies."

Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies "We offer: — For researchers in Russian and East European Studies, the only nationwide database on relevant library collections and journal holdings in the UK."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Georgian Provided by Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota.

Education in the Republic of Georgia Peruse a list of Georgia's universities and educational institutes. Links to Georgian Academy of Sciences - Tbilisi, and Georgian Technical University - Tbilisi.

EuroEducation - Georgia Description of Georgian education system, K-12 and universities.