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A family of languages spoken in the Caucasus mountains that includes Georgian. Also called South Caucasian.

[From Georgian kartvel-, Georgia, Georgian.]

Kart·ve′li·an adj.
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History of Georgia, Georgian Literature, Kartvelian Languages) can be regarded as country-specific.
The "Nostratic hypothesis" characteristically posits the existence of genetic connections between the following: 1) Indo-European; 2) Uralic; 3) Altaic; 4) Afroasiatic (this includes Semitic); 5) Kartvelian (Southern Caucasian); 6) Dravidian.
Kartvelian Morphosyntax: Number agreement and morphosyntactic orientation in South Caucasian Languages.
The various forms of this tongue are known as Kartvelian.
4) The Russians Illic-Svitych and Dolgopolsky reconstructed the superfamily to which Indo-European and other major language families belonged (Afro-Asiatic, Kartvelian, Uralic, Altaic, and Dravidian) and termed this proto language Nostratic.
The languages taken into consideration, which show, at least in some cases, a derivational expression of aspectual values, represent three major phyla: Indo-European (English, German, Baltic and Slavic), Uralic (Hungarian) and South Caucasian or Kartvelian (Georgian).
Originally interested in whether Indo-European might be related to Semitic languages, the author has since become a strong proponent of the theory that Indo-European is one of many daughter languages of a Nostratic macrofamily of Afrasian, Elamo-Dravidian, Kartvelian, and Eurasiatic.
There can be little doubt that Illic-Svityc was influenced by his ideas concerning Nostratic, a super-family that includes Altaic, Uralic, and Indo-European among several other language groups--Afro-Asiatic, Kartvelian, and Dravidian.
Joint Parametrization of Honorifics and Terms of Address in Kartvelian Languages.
Compared to earlier Nostratic approaches, the database also excludes Kartvelian, Dravidian and Afro-Asiatic, while adding Paleo-Siberian languages.
2002 "Speech and thought presentation in the Kartvelian (South Caucasian) languages", in: Tom Guldeman--Manfred von Roncador (eds.
18) More specifically: Afro-Asiatic, Arawakan, Australian, Austronesian, Aymaran, Dravidian, Japanese, Kartvelian, Khoisan, Matacoan, Mayan, Indo-European, Niger-Congo, Sino-Tibetan, Siouan and Uralic.