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 (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.
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(æbˈkɑːzɪə) or

Abkhaz Autonomous Republic

(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
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or Ab•kha•si•a

(æbˈkeɪ ʒə, -zi ə, -ˈkɑ-)

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.
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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
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nAbchasien nt
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On April 4, 1994, Georgia and Abkhazia signed a Declaration of Measures for a Political Settlement of the Georgian/Abkhaz Conflict, and committed themselves to strict observance of a cease-fire and to cooperate to ensure the safe, secure, and dignified return of people who had fled the area.
A Danish United Nations observer has been taken hostage in Abkhazia, a republic located in the Caucasus.
Interfax reports the units from Defence and Interior Ministries head towards the border with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, where officials say their forces have surrounded 200 Georgian fighters and Chechen rebels.
Georgia's Abkhazia situation is a characteristic example of post-Cold War intra-state conflicts.
Born in Soviet Abkhazia, on the Black Sea, Iskander speaks Abkhazian and Russian and writes in Russian.
Both in Georgia and Azerbaijan, they have a pronounced territorial and separatist character, and separatists of Karabakh or Abkhazia are the fruits of one field.
Damascus, SANA -- President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba on Friday met the members of the Abkhazian community in Syria, voicing appreciation of Syria's decision to recognize Abkhazia as an independent sovereign country.
BRUSSELS, May 29 (KUNA) - The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the "Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia." The move "violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions," said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- In Abkhazia, the new year is celebrated on the evening of Jan.
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.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 3,000 people in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia demanded the resignation of President Aleksandr Ankvab due to unemployment and high prices.