English to Georgian Translation

Population: Of the approximately 4.5 million Georgian speakers living in Georgia in 2005, 175,600 had access to the Internet.

Search engines: http://www.internet.ge/enhttp://www.all.gehttp://www.boom.gehttp://www.geres.ge,http://www.yandex.ge

Character Encodings:

Language Code: ka

Charset: iso-10586:1996

Geographical Location: Georgian (also known as Kartvelian or Kartuli) is the primary language of about 3.9 million people in Georgia itself (83% percent of the population), and of another 200,000 abroad, mainly in Turkey, Iran, Russia, the USA and Europe). It is the literary language for all Georgian people, especially those who speak other South Caucasian languages.

Literacy Rate: 99.9%

Dialects: Georgian dialects fall into two major groups: Western and Eastern. The Western dialects include what are known as mountain dialects. The standard language is based on the Eastern dialects of Kartlian and Kaxetian.

Currency: The lari is the national currency of Georgia, and is divided into 100 tetri. No currency symbol is used; the word simply follows the number.

Language Tips: Modern Georgian is written with the Mkhedruli alphabet. Many words (especially nouns, verbs, and adjectives) have many forms. Georgian uses postpositions rather than prepositions. The verb system is very complex. Word order is relatively free and varies considerably. The familiar tenses of past, present, and future are replaced by what are known as screeves, which are characterized by more than just differences in the time reference. Georgian doesn’t use apostrophes, although other punctuation is similar to English. When writing numbers greater than 999 a space separates units into thousands. The marker for a decimal is a comma.

On a typical business card: Although translating business cards into Georgian may not be strictly necessary, it will help to impress any recipients. If your company/firm has been established for a long time, you should include the founding date on your business card. It’s a good idea to also add any academic qualifications you may have.

Facts were compiled from:
http://www.translationdirectory.com/article997.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lari_%28Georgia%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate
http://www.aboutgeorgia.net/language
http://www.armazi.com/georgian
http://www.nvtc.gov/lotw/months/march/Georgian.html
https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gg.html
http://www.answers.com/topic/iso-iec-8859