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

  • A semiautonomous region of southwest Georgia bordering on the Black Sea and Turkey. Colonized by the Greeks in the fourth and fifth centuries BC, the region was ruled by the Romans and the Turks before its acquisition by Russia in 1878.

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  • proper noun Alternative spelling of Adjara.

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  • noun an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea


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  • Shevardnadze seems to have formed an alliance of convenience with his old rival Aslan Abashidze, president of the breakaway Georgian republic of Adzharia.

    Descent Into Chaos

  • After taking office in January, he made a priority of reintegrating the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Adzharia.


  • Meanwhile, Russia's foreign minister warned Georgia today not to use force against the autonomous Adzharia region.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2004

  • Russia's foreign minister warned the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today not to use force against the autonomous Adzharia region.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2004

  • Against this backdrop, the Kremlin today warned the Republic of Georgia against using force in the autonomous region of Adzharia after Georgia's president was prevented from entering the region.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2004

  • Six people were killed overnight in a landslide in Georgia's Black Sea autonomous republic of Adzharia, a government source said on Monday.

    Signs of the Times

  • The ambitious Georgian saw an early chance to gain advantage over his elder rival by exerting pressure against the local warlord Aslan Abashidze, who ruled the southwest Georgian province of Adzharia as his fiefdom.

    open Democracy News Analysis - Comments

  • By the time the foundations of Abashidze's rule had been undermined and Adzharia returned to rule by Tbilisi, Saakashvili was Georgia's president and could take the credit for this first step in a would-be national-reintegration project.

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