Ethnic Makeup of Abkhazia
Posted by iberiana on January 31, 2011
Andrew Andersen (Ed.) – ETHNIC MAKEUP OF ABKHAZIA
BEFORE & AFTER THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF 1992-1993
Leaving aside dramatic changes of Abkhazia’s population during the periods of Ottoman and Russian expansion, as well as the complicated ethnic composition of the Apsua people that included Adygh, Georgian and other elements, we would like to offer you here an outline of Abkhazian ethnic history of the 20th century only.
According to the 1897 census, the ethnic makeup of the district of Sukhum and the district of Sochi (that included a part of modern Abkhazia and historically was often incorporated into it) looked as follows: