Thushs in 1873

Based on statistical data from 1886, there lived 5,708 inhabitants in 49 villages. An average family had about five members, i.e. 2-3 children. The current sources talk about approximately 8,000 members of the Tusheti community. The census from 1926 registered 5,383 Tushs, 1,738 of which living in the mountains in summer (time of census) and the rest living in the lowlands. Since shepherds from Kakheti Valley (except Alvani) and those from steppes near the border with Azerbaijan were not counted in the census, we may presume the total population of the Tushs was about 1-2,000 higher.

Number of Tushs based on census from 1873

(Radde, Gustav: Die Chews'uren und ihr Land - ein monographischer Versuch untersucht im Sommer 1876. Cassel: 1878.)

Tusheti.Total 5,103 inhabitants (2,548 men and 2,555 women). Total 1,113 households.

Pharsma. Total 550 inhabitants (290 men and 260 women). Pharsma 46 households, Baso 7, Girevi 24, Dakiurta 17, Nakudurta 5, Chontio 27, Hegho 7.

Dartlo. Total 526 inhabitants (251 men and 275 women). Dartlo 43 households, Dano 24, Kvavlo 16, Chesho 11, Chigho 27 (of which 1 Kist and 1 Khevsur household).

Omalo. Total 716 inhabitants (354 men, 362 women). Omalo 36 households, Ageurta 7, Bochorna 31, Diklo 21, Sabue 2, Chrdili 4, Shenako 42.

Natsikhari. Total 575 inhabitants (282 men, 293 women). Natsikhari 6 households, Zhvelurta 11, Kumelaurta 17, Khakhabo 22, Khiso 29, Tsokalta 10, Chiglaurta 14, Shtrolta 7.

Jvarboseli. Total 565 inhabitants (270 men, 295 women). Jvarboseli 32 households, Alisgori 7, Bikuurta 6, Vakisdziri 12, Vedziskhevi 10, Verkhovani 16, Gudanta 11, Dadikurta 14, Koklata 3, Tsikhe 5.

Indurta. Total 809 inhabitants (413 men, 396 women). Indurta 191 households (most people living in lowlands).

Sagirta. Total 717 inhabitants (372 men, 345 women). Sagirta 79 households, Tsaro 26, Etelta 48 (most people living in the lowlands).

Iliurta. Total 645 inhabitants (316 men, 329 women). Iliurta 25 households, Beghela 23, Bukhurta 6, Vestmo 14, Vestomta 10, Gogrulta 19, Dochu 31, Sachigolo 8.