Definitions

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

  • 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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  • proper noun A region in the Caucasus.
  • proper noun A disputed country in the Caucasus, within Georgia.

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  • noun an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability

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Examples

  • “Kitsmarishvili [said] that the top leadership of Georgia was preparing for a military operation in Abkhazia in spring 2008, which were brought by instructors from Israel, …”

    Medvedev’s ‘Tough Guy Act’ « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Nicaragua also recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia from the US - and Israeli-backed Republic of Georgia.

    excellent wayne madsen americas roundup

  • NATO will not drop bombs for ten weeks to save Georgians from ethnic cleansing in Abkhazia, the way it bombed to save Albanians in Kosovo.

    Where Europe Vanishes « Isegoria

  • Russian troops are moving on Tbilisi, Abkhazia is now in the hands of Russian backed seperatists.

    The Cease-Fire That Isn’t « Tai-Chi Policy

  • NATO will not drop bombs for ten weeks to save Georgians from ethnic cleansing in Abkhazia, the way it bombed to save Albanians in Kosovo.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • NATO will not drop bombs for ten weeks to save Georgians from ethnic cleansing in Abkhazia, the way it bombed to save Albanians in Kosovo.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • “The President [Saakashvilli] told me he wanted to relocate the Georgian capital to Sukhumi in Abkhazia in August, I told him there wasn’t any peaceful way to reach this goal in four months and asked how we could develop relations with such plans in mind?”

    Medvedev’s ‘Tough Guy Act’ « Antiwar.com Blog

  • Some Western political commentators have suggested that the sharp criticism from the US for Russia’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is due to the fact that the move interferes with US plans for the region.

    27 « August « 2008 « Niqnaq

  • Some Western political commentators have suggested that the sharp criticism from the US for Russia’s recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia is due to the fact that the move interferes with US plans for the region.

    russia disturbed us caucasus plans

  • The Russians will almost certainly set up client states in Abkhazia and South Ossetia (and possibly Adjara — that’s in southern Georgia, watch out for that name in the news) and use the ’sensitive situation’ there as an excuse to shift all their military service exercises ever closer to the Georgian border.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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