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Definition of the noun abkhaz

What does abkhaz mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • alternative spelling: Abkhas
    • synonyms of Abkhaz: Abkhasian / Abkhazian
    • more generic word: Circassian = a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
    • member of: Abkhazia = an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea
  2. an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of Abkhaz: Abkhazia
    • instance of: province / state = the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    • part of: Georgia / Sakartvelo = a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains
    • member: Abkhasian / Abkhazian / Abkhas = a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
  3. Circassian people living east of the Black Sea
    • region: Abkhazia
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • alternative spelling: Abkhas
    • instance of: Circassian = a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia

Alternative definition of the noun abkhaz

noun

  1. A person who is from Abkhazia.

Definition of the adjective abkhaz

What does abkhaz mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. of or relating to Abkazia or its people or their language

Alternative definition of the adjective abkhaz

adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to Abkhazia.

Explanation

Abkhaz a.k.a. Abkhaz Language: Abkhaz is a Northwest Caucasian language spoken mostly by the Abkhaz people. It is the official language of Abkhazia where around 100,000 people speak it. Furthermore, it is spoken by thousands of members of the Abkhazian diaspora in Turkey, Georgia's autonomous republic of Adjara, Syria, Jordan and several Western countries. The Russian census of 2010 reported 6,786 speakers of Abkhaz in Russia.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abkhaz

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Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

The Abkhaz language (/[A.]"Aps.(wA bez.")SwA/) belongs to the North West Caucasian family (see Caucasian Languages). Abkhazians traditionally occupied the triangle framed in northwestern Transcaucasia between the Black Sea, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2015)

by Joseph R. Rudolph Jr.

Abkhaz and the Georgian government by entering the capital of Abkhazia, Sukhumi. The Georgians managed to occupy five out of six districts in the region, and a violent occupation by Georgian forces began. The Georgian military also ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Human Rights (2014)

by Jacques Fomerand

After Josef Stalin's death, the province was granted a considerable degree of political and cultural autonomy which was all the more significant as ethnic Abkhaz made up only 18 percent of the population of Abkhazia and ethnic Georgian 46 ...

Google previewAdvances in the Theory of the Lexicon (2006)

by Dieter Wunderlich

The POSS-OBL type can be illustrated with data from the Caucasian language Abkhaz. Here, the possessor is indexed by the dative agreement marker (D) as in (66a). This marker is also used to index the single argument of a nominalized ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

by Robert Lawrence Trask

Abkhaz-Adyge (also Northwest Caucasian) A family of five languages spoken in and near the Caucasus to the east of the Black Sea. There are three subgroups: Abkhazan (Abkhaz and Abaza), Circassian (Adyge and Kabardian) and the ...

Google previewHistorical encyclopaedia (1841)

entitled "Meadows of gold and mines of gems" by Mas'├╗di Ali-Abu'l-Hassan

The Abkhaz and Kha- zarians used to pay tribute to the governor of the frontiers of Tiflis, since the time when this city was subjected by the Mohammedans, who settled there (a military colony), which continued up to the reign of el-Motawakel.

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