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Georgia

Syllabification: Geor·gia
Pronunciation: /ˈjôrjə
 
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Definition of Georgia in English:

1A country in southwestern Asia, on the eastern shore of the Black Sea; population 4,615,800 (est. 2009); capital, Tbilisi; languages, Georgian (official), Russian, and Armenian.

An independent kingdom in medieval times, Georgia became part of the Russian empire in the 19th century and then was absorbed into the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, Georgia became an independent republic outside of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Since then, separatist movements among the Abkhazian and South Ossetian minorities have led to outbreaks of ethnic conflict

2A state in the southeastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 9,685,744 (est. 2008); capital, Atlanta; statehood, Jan. 2, 1788 (4). Founded as an English colony in 1732 and named after George II, it was one of the original thirteen states. It was the site of General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” in 1864 during the Civil War.

Words that rhyme with Georgia

forger, gorger

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