Lithuania changes Georgia’s name from Gruzija to Sakartvelo

Lithuania is one of the most vocal supporters of Georgian interests on the international platform. Photo: Lithuanian Foreign Ministry press office., 03 May 2018 - 17:42, Tbilisi,Georgia

Lithuania has made a historic decision and changed Georgia’s name in its language.

From now on, the official title of Georgia will be Sakartvelo, not Gruzija.

Sakartvelo is a Georgian name of the country, while Gruzijia is of Russian origin. 

The decision was made to mark the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Georgia, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry twitter reads and writes in Georgian "cheers to the Georgia-Lithuania friendship.”