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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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Tres republicas autonomas, Osetia del Sur, Abjasia y Adzharia, que formaban parte de Georgia en los tiempos sovieticos, se proclamaron independientes a raiz del derrumbamiento de la URSS, formando sus propios gobiernos y eligiendo sus propios presidentes.
Aslan Abashidze, the recalcitrant leader of the Adzharia region, fled to Russia last year amid street protests against his authoritarian rule
ASLAN Abashidze, the autocratic ruler of Adzharia, is a man of many talents.
For example, demands for secession or autonomy in Abkhazia and Adzharia in Georgia in 1992; the Albanian community's attempt to unite with Albania and the Kosovo province to form greater Albania in Macedonia in 1990; and secession demands in the Gagauz and Dniestr regions of Moldova in 1990.