Akaki Shanidze (Georgian: აკაკი შანიძე) (26 February 1887 – 29 March 1987) was a Georgian linguist and philologist. He was one of the founders of the Tbilisi State University (1918) and Academician of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (1941); Doctor of Philological Sciences (1920), Professor (1920).
Shanidze graduated from the St. Petersburg University in 1909. His numerous works heavily influenced modern scholarly research of the Georgian and its sister Kartvelian languages both in Georgia and abroad with his tutorship of the Norwegian Kartvelologist Hans Vogt.
During his career, he was awarded:
3 Orders of Lenin
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Order of Friendship of Peoples
Order of the Badge of Honour
Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary since the Birth of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"