1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Svanetia

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SVANETIA, a mountainous district on the south slopes of the Caucasus, immediately underneath the loftiest glaciated peaks of the middle of the system. It extends over the upper valleys of the Rion, Ingur and Tskhenis-tskhali, and is included in the modern government of Kutais. The Svanetians belong to the Georgian race. (See Caucasia and Caucasus.)