from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Abkhaz.
- adj. Of or relating to Abkhazia or the Abkhaz.
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- n. a Circassian language spoken by the Abkhaz
- n. a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
- adj. of or relating to Abkazia or its people or their language
Kartvelian and North Caucasian languages - such as Abkhazian - are quite separate and not mutually comprehensible.
It's got not one, but two love triangles: Thomas, a therapist, falls in love with a married attorney at the same time that Anna, one of his married patients, is smitten by a writer working on a novel called "Abkhazian Dominoes."
Abkhazian soprano Hibla Gerzmava is in full and generous voice as the conniving Vitellia, and Canadian mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy is an earnest Annio well-paired with Franco-Algerian soprano Amel Brahim-Djellous, who is just as enchanting and beautifully-sung a Servilia here as she was at the Aix Festival in July.
And last week, Russia reached an agreement to put a Russian military base on Abkhazian soil.
Currently, Abkhazian delegates are visiting foreign countries throughout South American, attempting to establish diplomatic ties with and, more importantly, receive recognition from nations there:
Abkhazian leaders have also proposed a law allowing Russians to purchase houses in Abkhazia on the same terms as Abkhazian citizens.
During the tour of Latin America, the Abkhazian delegation will visit Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
He said that there were similarities between the situations of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian people, and the Palestinian people.
A Russian senator said Kokoity and his Abkhazian counterpart Sergei Bagapsh would attend an extraordinary meeting of the Federation Council (upper house) later on Monday.
Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh ordered his nation's navy to respond to Georgia's forceful seizure of civilian ships in neutral waters, calling such actions what they are - piracy - by confronting and if need be sinking Georgian navy and coast guard vessels.