July 5, 2010 at 11:14 am 2 comments

Last weekend (June 26-29) I went to Zaqatala, a region in the northwest between Georgia and Dagestan. The Avars are an ethnic group who make up 25% of Zaqatala’s population. In the village I stayed in (at a PCVs house) 27 km outside Zaqatala town, most of the population was Avar. Besides some light hiking and a brisk walk through the town market, I visited the village school and “English conversation club” led by the PCV, a birthday celebration for the Avar 19th century hero Şamim Imam at the village mosque, and attended an Avar wedding. Here’s a video I made with images from my trip =)


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  • 1. Avaristan Thronenreich  |  April 11, 2011 at 5:39 am

    thank you. but this video’s zumba zumba indian music is not Avarian. Avar language is north east caucasian ,you know. we avars are 1 million people in the world. respect our language.

    • 2. Lena Shuster  |  April 26, 2011 at 4:31 am

      i know, but i just didn’t have other music to use :)


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