Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Abkhazia.
  • noun A member of the predominant, traditionally Muslim or Orthodox Christian ethnic group of Abkhazia.
  • noun The Northwest Caucasian language of Abkhazia, also spoken in Georgia and Turkey.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Abkhazia, the Abkhazian people, or their language.

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  • noun Circassian people living east of the Black Sea
  • adjective of or relating to Abkazia or its people or their language
  • noun an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
  • noun a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Russian.]

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From Russian Abkhas

Examples

  • 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.

    Bullies of the Caucasus

  • 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.

    Bullies of the Caucasus

  • 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.

    Bullies of the Caucasus

  • 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.

    Bullies of the Caucasus

  • Throughout his life he tried to force the two language families called Abkhaz-Adyghe and Nakh-Daghestanian into the same, proverbial, round hole.

    The Tower of Babel

  • Throughout his life he tried to force the two language families called Abkhaz-Adyghe and Nakh-Daghestanian into the same, proverbial, round hole.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • 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.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • 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.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Except the so-called Abkhaz border-guards, forces of the Russian Defence Ministry have been deployed to the village of

    WN.com - Photown News

  • 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.

    Jamestown Foundation: All Publications

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