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Relating to or characteristic of the autonomous NW Georgian territory Abkhazia, or its people or language:‘the leader of the Abkhazian government’
- ‘Traditionally, an Abkhazian kitchen was a separate structure.’
- ‘An Abkhazian saying goes, "Without rest, a man cannot work; without work, the rest is not beneficial."’
- ‘According to the ancient Abkhazian religion, the supreme god is Antzva (the plural form of the word for "mother").’
- ‘In April the American ambassador visited the Abkhazian capital of Sukhumi.’
- ‘Song, music, and dance are important parts of Abkhazian culture.’
1[mass noun] The language of the autonomous NW Georgian territory Abkhazia:‘he didn't expect the traveller to speak Abkhazian’
- ‘The principal minority languages are Abkhazian, Armenian, Azeri, Ossetian, and Russian.’
- ‘Abkhazian is, along with Georgian, the state language in Abkhazia.’
- ‘Abkhazian belongs to the northwest Caucasian family of languages spoken by the Abazins, Adyghey, Kabardians, and Circassians.’
- ‘Abkhazian was developed into a literary language, first using the Cyrillic alphabet, in the mid-nineteenth century.’
- ‘By then the website had begun to spawn foreign-language editions, of which there are now 185, from Abkhazian to Klingon to Zulu, with the German edition the largest after English.’
2A native or inhabitant of the autonomous NW Georgian territory Abkhazia:‘the total number of Abkhazians all over the world reached 95,000 in 1983’
- ‘According to legend, when God was distributing land to all the peoples of the earth, the Abkhazians were entertaining guests.’
- ‘Until the Soviet era began in the 1920s, Abkhazians did not celebrate their birthdays or keep track of their chronological age.’
- ‘In the 1989 Soviet census, there were already fewer than 100,000 Abkhazians.’
- ‘Most Abkhazians still live in rural areas.’
- ‘Among the oldest crafts of the Abkhazians are basket weaving, pottery, woodworking and metalworking.’
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