Iranyar: Batumi city first settled by Armenians or Georgians
Posted 03 December 2000 - 05:10 PM
Posted 03 December 2000 - 05:57 PM
Batumi sounds very Kartvelian , The ancestor language of Megrelian and Laz is called Zan. Maybe we should call it a Zanian city
But I can believe that the presence of the Armenians has been old in that city, it is one of the few natural ports of black see, and the merchant Armenians from Isttanbul or Egypt, could get by ship the easiest way from Batumi to the Armenian homeland.
Batoni in Georgian means Lord, gentleman. I don't know for sure maybe Batumi is Zan, or Laz variant of it , Lord town? maybe it was a feudal centre.
Posted 04 December 2000 - 07:56 AM
neither Georgians or Armenians.
Posted 04 December 2000 - 08:15 AM
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