Laz is a South Caucasian language with about 33,000 speakers around the
Black Sea, mainly in the northeast of Turkey, but also in Georgia. Laz is closely related
to Mingrelian, and though the two languages are not mutually intelligible,
they are considered by some as dialects of a single language known as Zan.
In Turkey Laz is written with a version of the Latin alphabet, while in
Georgia a version of the Georgian alphabet is used. Laz has no official
status in either Turkey or Georgia and there is no standard written form.
Georgian alphabet for Laz
Information about the pronunciation of Laz compiled by Wolfram Siegel