Lelo, also known as Lelo Burti, is the traditional ball game of Georgia, a small republic in the Caucusus Mountains between Europe and Asia near Turkey and Russia that is newly independent. Lelo is possibly why Rugby Union is so popular in Georgia, and is their Native Sport, currently undergoing a revival. [Reference: 2-3] The Georgian language shows some similarities with the Basque language and therefore could be included in the “Atlantic” or “Black Atlantic” family of languages [Reference: 4].
 Lelo Burti (2014)Index [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160914183050/http://lelo.comyr.com/index.htm [Accessed 24 August 2020]
 Google Translate (2020) [Internet] Available from: https://www.google.com/search?q=google+translate&rlz=1C1CHBF_enIE835IE835&oq=google+translate&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j0l5j69i64.5275j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 [Accessed 24 August 2020]
 Encyclopaedia Brittanica (2022) Georgian (language) [Internet] Available from: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Georgian-language [Accessed 28 January 2022]
Image Reference:  Lelo Burti (2016) Logo_ [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923010826im_/http://lelo.comyr.com/images/Logo_.jpg [Accessed 24 August 2020]
Georgian Lelo Burti
Georgian Lelo Federation Samegrelo Region Championship (Seasons): 2016