Population in Georgia is almost 4 million.
The likelihood is great that the Georgians have always lived in this region, known to them as Sakartvelo. Ethnically, contemporary Georgia is not homogeneous but reflects the intermixtures and successions of the Caucasus region. About seven-tenths of the people are Georgians; the rest consists of Armenians, Russians, Azerbaijanis, and smaller numbers of Ossets, Greeks, Abkhazians, and other minor groups.
The Georgians are a proud people with an ancient culture. They have through the ages been noted as warriors as well as for their hospitality, love of life, lively intelligence, sense of humor, and reputed longevity (although statistical data do not support this latter assertion).