[ min-gree-lee-uh n, ming- ]
/ mɪnˈgri li ən, mɪŋ- /


a South Caucasian language spoken near the extreme eastern end of the Black Sea.
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Examples from the Web for mingrelian

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for mingrelian


Mingrel (ˈmɪŋɡrəl)

/ (mɪŋˈɡriːlɪən) /


a member of a people of Georgia living in the mountains northeast of the Black Sea
the language of this people, belonging to the South Caucasian family and closely related to Georgian


of or relating to the Mingrelians or their language
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