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  • proper n. An autonomous republic of Georgia located in its southwestern corner, bordered by Turkey to the south and by the Black Sea to the west. Predominantly populated by Muslim Georgians. Capital: Batumi.


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  • Adjara is more firmly under Tbilisi's control than Stratfor seems to think.

    April Books 3) From One To Zero: A Universal History of Numbers, by Georges Ifrah

  • Adjara is a fairly benign criminal warlordship run by one Aslan Abashidze, whose power over Aslanistan, as it is locally known, is made possible by the customs duties he extracts on legal and illegal goods entering by sea or over this land border with Turkey.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • He quickly succeeded in forcing Adjara into submission with an economic blockade.

    The Return

  • The suspects announced Friday were accused of operating out of Adjara, a western Georgian province that had been a Moscow-backed rebel region until Tbilisi regained control of it in 2004.

    Georgia Arrests 13 Accused of Spying for Russia

  • "They burnt my house and even though I swore on the Koran that I am not a witch, they wouldn't believe me," explained Adjara as she prepared dinner under the protection of the camp's gendarmes.

    Witchcraft Allegations At Dosseye Refugee Camp

  • Adjara, an ethnic Peul refugee from the Central African Republic CAR, has yet to be accepted by a community in any of the three camps in south-western Chad.

    Witchcraft Allegations At Dosseye Refugee Camp

  • However, despite the verdict, the atmosphere in the camps remains hostile toward the acquitted women and several, including Adjara, have yet to return to the main camp communities.

    Witchcraft Allegations At Dosseye Refugee Camp

  • Two roadblocks signaled the end of Adjara and the beginning of Georgia proper.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • Eventually the increasingly desperate Gamsakhurdia positioned himself alongside Georgia's historic rivals: Muslim Chechnya, Abashidze's Adjara, and even Abkhazia, where a Russian-backed separatist rebellion caused 10,000 deaths and the cleansing of more than 200,000 ethnic Georgians from Abkhaz territory.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • I had entered Adjara, a small region of Georgia where a Georgian dialect is spoken and the population is mainly Muslim.

    Where Europe Vanishes


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