გეორგია [georgia] Georgia
Georgia is the word foreigners use for the country that calls itself Sakartvelo, the land of the Georgians. In antiquity western Georgia was called Colchis, while eastern Georgia was known as Iberia: Georgia has been the term for the whole of Sakartvelo.
It is said that this name derives from the very remote centuries and reflects the Greeks’ perception of a country of ‘landworkers’. Possibly this idea was right, and a later Georgian king’s remark seems to confirm it — he said, ‘If the peasant dies out, Georgia becomes enfeebled.’On the other hand, it is also said that this word is of oriental origin.  Also it is known that Roman authors mostly marked out among Caucasian people “landworker” Georgians.
But later in history we get a different Georgia, a Christian country where Saint George is the most worshipped and main protective saint. George is the most common man’s name in Georgia, so that in many areas this country truly is a Georgia, even though Georgians use this name for their country, only when talking to foreigners.