Moschi

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Moschi

 

the ancient Greek name for the Meskhi, a Georgian tribe that lived in southwestern Georgia. The name may have been related to the tribal name of the Mushki. Between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D., the Moschi inhabited the region of the Meskhi Mountain Range and the border area between Iberia (the ancient name of eastern Georgia), Armenia, and Colchis.

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One of the Cappadocian tribes he mentions is the Moschoi, associated by Flavius Josephus with the biblical figure Meshech, son of Japheth: "and the Mosocheni were founded by Mosoch; now they are Cappadocians".