Language theories of Nikolaj Marr deeply permeated Soviet intellectual life until the 1950s. This success can be explained both by a series of cyclical factors and by the very personality of the Georgian bell. In addition to a periodical chronology of the development of ‘marrisme’, it is possible to distinguish between sons of invariant weft, which since its inception have been the basis for its development. The study of ethnonyms and toponyms was a favourite field for Marr, where many of Marr’s ideas in general language came into play. Despite the official abandonment of his thesis and the remaining discredit about them, the work of some kartologists, particularly in terms of ethno- and toponymous ethno- and toponymous etymology, must be noted. This use of Marr’s theories is scientifically open to criticism, but it is important above all to understand the reasons for this in order to shed light on these researchers’ views on Georgia’s place in the world.