Translating Islam into Georgian

The Question of Georgian Muslim Identity in Contemporary Adjara

in Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
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  • 1 University of California, Berkeley rrrivera@berkeley.edu
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This forum piece provides a brief discussion of the mediation of religious and ethnic identity through language in Adjara, an autonomous region of southwestern Georgia. The piece considers the emergence of a consolidated ‘Georgian Muslim’ identity in the post-Soviet period. It thus sheds light on how language acts as a site for the navigation of religious and historical difference in Adjara.

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

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