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Food Preparation: Caucasus
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In the southern Caucasus, the three principle countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, of which only Azerbaijan is made up of mainly Muslim groups, of Shīʿī origin. In southern Georgia, both Sunnī and Shīʿī Muslim minority groups interact over the border, traveling between Baku and the Lower Kartli region. Two nomadic tribes, Borchalu and Shamshadilu, of Turkish origin, settled in what is today southern Georgia in the seventeenth century, after being forcibly moved from Iran. In the weste…

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Chatwin, Mary Ellen and Suleimanov, Mamed, “Food Preparation: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0167c>
First published online: 2009



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