Georgians of Iran
The Georgians of Iran are a group of the ethnic groups living in Iran, whose ancestors were exiled from their homeland of Georgia, mainly because of their resistance to the kings of Iran. During the rule of Safavid, Afshari and Qajar dynasties, about three hundred thousand Georgians settled in Qazvin, Gilan , Mazandaran, Golestan, Isfahan, Lorestan, Fars, Khorasan and Yazd provinces and Tehran. Today after about three centuries , Only one hundred thousand of them can be identified, of which some Georgians from the coastal areas of northern Iran are known for preserving some of their cultural elements, namely clothing, dance, music, cooking and architecture, as well as some Georgians from the mountainous areas west of Isfahan ( Fereydunshahr and Afus) are recognizable by speaking in Georgian. During the Safavid period, the Georgians of Iran gained a lot of power in the Safavid court. For example, Allah Verdikhan, who built Si O Se Pol bridge of Isfahan by order, was of Georgian descent.
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