Abkhazia


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Ab·kha·zia

 (ăb-kā′zhə, -zē-ə, -kä′-, äb-)
An autonomous republic of northwest Georgia bordering on Russia and the Black Sea. Georgian troops were forced to withdraw from the region in 1993 after a yearlong war with secessionist rebels.

Abkhazia

(æbˈkɑːzɪə) or

Abkhaz Autonomous Republic

n
(Placename) a disputed region of NW Georgia, between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains: a subtropical region, with mountains rising over 3900 m (13 000 ft); Abkhazian separatists seized control of the region in 1993; Russia formally recognized it as an independent republic following the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, although Georgia still claims the region as part of its territory. Capital: Sukhumi. Pop: 220 600 (2006 est). Area: 8600 sq km (3320 sq miles). Also called: Abkhaz Autonomous Republic

Ab•kha•zi•a

or Ab•kha•si•a

(æbˈkeɪ ʒə, -zi ə, -ˈkɑ-)

n.
an autonomous republic in the Georgian Republic, on the E coast of the Black Sea. 537,000; 3320 sq. mi. (8600 sq. km). Cap.: Sukhumi.
Ab•kha′zi•an (-ˈkeɪ zi ən, -ʒən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Abkhazia - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black SeaAbkhazia - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
Abkhas, Abkhaz - Circassian people living east of the Black Sea
Sakartvelo, Georgia - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Abkhas, Abkhasian, Abkhaz, Abkhazian - a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
Translations
Абхазия
Abhasia
अबख़ाज़िया
Abhazija
Abkhasia
Abchazja
Abhazia
Abhazija
AbhazijaАбхазија
Abhazya

Abkhazia

[æbˈkɑːzɪə] NAbjazia f

Abkhazia

nAbchasien nt
References in periodicals archive ?
403633-7 " On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia on cooperation in the field of military courier-postal communication " prepared by the Government of the Russian Federation was submitted to the State Duma .
Anzour affirmed the need to exchange visits between parliamentarians in Syria and Abkhazia, pointing to the importance of forming joint friendship committees which will contribute to meet common challenges.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The continuing tension between Turkey and Russia continues to reverberate in Abkhazia.
Abkhazia is seen as a "de facto independent" quasi-state on the Black Sea, a puffer between Russia and Georgia.
Georgia, Abkhazia and southern Russia but also for Armenia, who, after years of efforts to have the roads reopened, has finally
Meantime, Russia has entered into a treaty with Abkhazia that calls for closer military and economic ties.
Abkhazia elected opposition leader Raul Khadzhimba as president on Sunday, the head of the region's election commission said.
BRUSSELS, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The EU Sunday said it does not recognize presidential elections being held today in the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia.
It provides analysis of the military, political and diplomatic struggle for Abkhazia and Sochi in 1918-1921 between Russia and Georgia and examines the major processes that fueled the ethnic hatred in the region which is one of those hot spots where polar ideologies and economic interests of major powers collide, but which somehow gets neglected by politicians and the media, leaving the small nations involved in the conflict at the mercy of their powerful and ambitious neighbor - Russia.
Demonstrators took to the streets in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, demanding the resignation of de facto President Alexander Ankvab, whom they accused of failing to tackle corruption and economic problems, among other things.
Demonstrators took to the streets in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia, demanding the resignation of de facto President Alexander Ankvab, who they accused of failing to tackle corruption and economic problems, among other things.
MOSCOW Wed May 28, 2014(Reuters) - Russia expressed concern on Wednesday over unrest in Abkhazia, where demonstrators have seized control of the presidential administration headquarters in what the leader of the Moscow-backed breakaway province of Georgia called an attempted coup.