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Tskhinvali

[skin-vuh-lee, tskin-; Russian tskhyeen-vuh-lyi] /ˈskɪn və li, ˈtskɪn-; Russian ˈtsxyin və lyɪ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of the South Ossetian Autonomous Region, NW of Tbilisi.

South Ossetian Autonomous Region

noun
1.
an autonomous region of the Georgian Republic, in the N part. 1428 sq. mi. (3900 sq. km).
Capital: Tskhinvali.
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Tskhinvali

/ˈtskɪnˌvɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
the Georgian name for South Ossetia
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Encyclopedia Article for Tskhinvali

city, north-central Georgia, on the Bolshaya Liakhvi River. It is the leading city of an area populated by a Caucasian people known as Ossetes, or Ossetians. Tskhinvali is the capital of the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

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