Definition of Abkhaz in English:

Abkhaz

Syllabification: Ab·khaz
Pronunciation: /äbˈkäz, abˈkaz, əbˈKHäz
 
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(also Abkhazian /abˈkaZHən, -zēən, äbˈkä-/)

adjective

  • Relating to Abkhazia, its people, or their language.
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    • It is true that the military channelled logistical support to Abkhaz separatists during the war.
    • The apparent end of the Abkhaz election crisis should pave the way for resuming talks with Georgia on settling the territorial conflict.
    • The Abkhaz coast appears, fringed with palms, oleanders and groves of eucalyptus trees planted long ago by the Russians to dry out the malarial marshes.

noun

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  • 1A member of a Caucasian people living in Abkhazia.
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    • No one has been able to offer anything attractive enough to woo the South Ossetians and Abkhaz into a unified country.
    • However, among the Abkhaz and Ossetians, tension and radical nationalism after the disintegration of the Soviet Union led to civil wars.
    • They were represented on the flag by green and white stripes: four greens for the Muslims (Circassians, Balkars, Chechens, Daghestan) and three whites for the Christians (the Abkhaz, Kabards, Ossetians).
  • 2A Northwest Caucasian language.
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    • Most Abkhazians are ethnic Abkhazes and their first language is Abkhaz, though they speak Russian as well.
    • The Abkhaz texts were translated by George Hewitt from their original language.

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