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or A·jar·i·a  (ə-jär′ē-ə)
A semiautonomous region of southwest Georgia bordering on the Black Sea and Turkey. Colonized by the Greeks in the fourth and fifth centuries bc, the region was ruled by the Romans and the Turks before its acquisition by Russia in 1878.

Ad·zhar′ (ə-jär′) n.
Ad·zhar′i·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Adzharia - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black SeaAdzharia - an autonomous province of Georgia on 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
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