from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Abkhazia.
- n. A member of the predominant, traditionally Muslim or Orthodox Christian ethnic group of Abkhazia.
- n. The Northwest Caucasian language of Abkhazia, also spoken in Georgia and Turkey.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to Abkhazia, the Abkhazian people, or their language.
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- n. Circassian people living east of the Black Sea
- adj. of or relating to Abkazia or its people or their language
- n. an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
- n. a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
Such a policy would change the atmosphere and call the Abkhaz bluff – forcing them to negotiate in earnest and confront the issue that holds the key to their future status: Abkhaz responsibilities to their prewar Georgian population.
Such a policy would change the atmosphere and call the Abkhaz bluff -- forcing them to negotiate in earnest and confront the issue that holds the key to their future status: Abkhaz responsibilities to their prewar Georgian population.
The Abkhaz are a small ethnic group unrelated to the Georgians, who have shared with them for centuries the same beautiful stretch of Black Sea coastline.
Throughout his life he tried to force the two language families called Abkhaz-Adyghe and Nakh-Daghestanian into the same, proverbial, round hole.
Except the so-called Abkhaz border-guards, forces of the Russian Defence Ministry have been deployed to the village of
Except the so-called Abkhaz border-guards, forces of the Russian Defence Ministry have been deployed to the village of Azhara for security of the region.
UNOMIG left its post in the upper Kodori Valley on August 9, promptly upon Abkhaz notification that "Abkhaz" forces were about to seize the area from the Georgians.
They could have annexed the South Ossetian and Abkhaz enclaves years earlier, before Saakashvili started modernizing his army.
That same year, Tbilisi sent security forces and police into the Kodori Gorge in Eastern Abkhazia, where they established a base for a Tbilisi-backed Abkhaz “government in exile.”
In 2006, his police troops cleared out local guerrillas in the Kodori Gorge in Eastern Abkhazia and he installed a puppet Abkhaz government there.