[ min-gree-lee-uhn, ming- ]

  1. a South Caucasian language spoken near the extreme eastern end of the Black Sea.

Words Nearby Mingrelian

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How to use Mingrelian in a sentence

  • The Mingrelian dialect is rapidly being replaced by pure Georgian throughout the country.

  • The dresses of the people are as various as round Tiflis; the headgear of the Mingrelian peasants appears truly comic.

British Dictionary definitions for Mingrelian


Mingrel (ˈmɪŋɡrəl)

/ (mɪŋˈɡriːlɪən) /

  1. a member of a people of Georgia living in the mountains northeast of the Black Sea

  2. the language of this people, belonging to the South Caucasian family and closely related to Georgian

  1. of or relating to the Mingrelians or their language

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