UN report: Georgians may become minorities in their own homeland by 2050

Summary

According to a UN report, Georgians may become minorities in their own homeland by 2050, as birth rate among ethnic Georgians is low compared to other ethnic groups living in Georgia.

 

Disproof

There are no UN statistics saying that Georgians will become a minority by 2050.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: fake statistics
  • Outlet: National Power
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