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Jan 12, 2021
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Lithuania renamed Georgia

The State Commission for the Lithuanian Language has officially renamed Georgia Sakartvelo, which is the country’s self-name, reports Sputnik Lithuania.

Previously, the name Gruzija was used in official documents.

The decision to rename Georgia to Sakartvelas on January 7 was made by the head of the commission Audris Antanaitis.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania proposed to call Georgia Sakartvelia in 2018. A similar appeal was received from the Georgian embassy in Vilnius.

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