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autonomous region in NW Georgia, on the Black Sea: cap. Sukhumi
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An autonomous republic of northwest Georgia bordering on Russia and the Black Sea. Georgian troops were forced to withdraw from the region in 1993 after a yearlong war with secessionist rebels.