abkhasia

Abkhazia

[ab-key-zhuh, -zee-uh; Russian uhb-khah-zyi-yuh]
noun
an autonomous republic in the Georgian Republic, on the E coast of the Black Sea. 3360 sq. mi. (8600 sq. km). Capital: Sukhumi.
Also, Abkhasia.
Formerly Abkhaz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Abkhazia (æbˈkɑːzɪə)
 
n
Also called: Abkhaz Autonomous Republic a disputed region of NW Georgia, between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains: a subtropical region, with mountains rising over 3900 m (13 000 ft); Abkhazian separatists seized control of the region in 1993; Russia formally recognized it as an independent republic following the Russian-Georgian war of 2008, although Georgia still claims the region as part of its territory. Capital: Sukhumi. Pop: 220 600 (2006 est). Area: 8600 sq km (3320 sq miles)

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