A borderline case is provided by nonfinite tenses in Abkhaz
, as illustrated in (8) above, which combine only with a subset of postpositions (called "conjunctional postpositions" by Hewitt 1979).
has a so-called "definite-generic article," which is actually a prefix that occurs in between the demonstrative and the noun (Hewitt 1979: 57, 225).
Unlike the Ossetians, who were the majority in their small district, the Abkhaz
were only 17% of the population in the autonomous region of Abkhazia.
authorities claimed that Russian ships had thwarted a Georgian attempt to seal the coastline of Abkhazia.
The Georgian war and the recognition of South Ossetian and Abkhaz
independence raised fears among former Soviet republics that Russia might also intervene in other separatist conflicts, particularly in Pridnestrovie [Transdniester], wedged between Moldova and Ukraine along the banks of the Dnestr River, and Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan.
Gamsakhurdia) and the stubbornness of Abkhaz
nationalists determined to renew a century-old statehood (pp.
Several thousand individuals demonstrated in spring 1989 against an Abkhaz
attempt at independence.
The possibility that Georgia is being used as a transit country for fighters and weapons is remote since Chechens assisted Abkhaz
secessionists in their fight for independence against Georgia.
Ankvad said that Abkhaz
officials had witnessed two shots from a grenadelauncher.
We will peacefully resolve our disputes with our long- suffering South Ossetian and Abkhaz
citizens and the territories.
The GOC also complained that the ROC's Moscow Theological Seminary was training Abkhaz
It accomplished little until mid-1995 when meetings with Abkhaz
authorities began and efforts to launch an active human rights program (with UNDP cooperation) followed.
The leaders will discuss how best to support President Saakashvili and his peace initiatives on Abkhazia, and encourage, in particular, direct talks between the Georgian government and the Abkhaz
As for the other candidates, the president of the Abkhaz
National Security Unit, Aslan Bjania, got 35.
In the rocket-scarred suburb known as the "New Region" of the Abkhaz
capital, it's hard to ignore the reminders of the war fought to break away from the former Soviet republic of Georgia in the early 1990s.