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Noun1.Sakartvelo - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Transcaucasia - a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
Tbilisi, Tiflis, capital of Georgia - the capital and largest city of Georgia on the Kura river
Abkhazia, Abkhaz - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability
Adzhar, Adzharia - an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea
Georgian - a native or inhabitant of Georgia in Asia
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They call it Sakartvelo, with the name derived from the region of Kartli, which was historically the core of the country.
Georgians themselves call their country Sakartvelo -- a pretty name and much easier on an English speaker's tongue than, say, Hungary's self-description, Magyarorszag.
* Georgia, Sakartvelo: The Birthplace of Wine by Terry and Kathy Sullivan; Infinity Publishing; 877-BUY BOOK;
"Several TV channels have been closed since the end of last year, including: PIK TV, Real TV, Sakartvelo; Maestro TV is also
The group Sakartvelo travelled from Tbilisi for the 39th Billingham International Folklore Festival.
*** (1987), Health Resorts of Georgia, Sabchota Sakartvelo, Tbilisi.
"Sakartvelo Revisited: Russia Must Adopt A New Georgia Policy", 22 April 2009, 2009/04/sakartvelo-revisited-russia-must-adopt-a-new-georgia-policy- .html, (Accessed on August 29, 2009).
Khvartskiia, Andrei Maksimovich Chochua (Tibilisi: Sabchota Sakartvelo, 1981), 17, 53, 127-28.
(8) George Hewitt, "Sakartvelo, roots of turmoil," Open Democracy, November 27, 2003, 1611.jsp (accessed May 19, 2008).
It's hard not to be reminded of this when the United States and the European countries cry out against Russia's recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the two provinces which seceded from the Republic of Sakartvelo, known in the West as Georgia.