\ ˈä-ˌjär How to pronounce Adzhar (audio) , ə-ˈjär \
plural Adzhar or Adzhars

Definition of Adzhar

1a : a Georgian people of the southern Caucasus region — compare gurian , imeritian
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Adzhar people

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First Known Use of Adzhar

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Adzhar

probably borrowed from 19th-century Turkish Acar, borrowed from Georgian ač’ara “Adzharia” (a province of medieval Georgia)

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“Adzhar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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