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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 ?
But Hariri's visit was quickly mired in controversy after uncorroborated Russian news reports that he had offered to establish ties with the breakaway Georgian provinces, South Ossetia and Abkazia, over which Russia and Georgia fought a brief war in August.
According to EU diplomatic sources, representatives from South Ossetia and Abkazia would participate in talks at the level of two working groups but not at the plenary sessions.
Desde o fim da Uniao Sovietica, a Georgia tem sido palco de conflitos separatistas, principalmente nas regioes da Ossetia do Sul e da Abkazia.