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Abkhazia

or Ab·kha·si·a

[ ab-key-zhuh, -zee-uh; Russian uhb-khah-zyi-yuh ]
/ æbˈkeɪ ʒə, -zi ə; Russian ʌbˈxɑ zyɪ yə /
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noun

an autonomous republic in the Georgian Republic, on the E coast of the Black Sea. 3,360 sq. mi. (8,600 sq. km). Capital: Sukhumi.

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Formerly Abkhaz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Abkhazia
/ (æbˈkɑːzɪə) /

noun

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)Also called: Abkhaz Autonomous Republic
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