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From Georgian აჭარლები (ač̣arlebi)


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Ajar (plural Ajars)

  1. A member of an ethnographic group of Georgians.
    • 1995, Timothy J. Colton, Robert C. Tucker, Patterns in Post-Soviet Leadership,
      The Ajars are Muslim Georgians and have their own autonomous republic within Georgia, but Georgians insist that there are no important distinctions between Ajars and Georgians []
    • 1998, James Minahan, Miniature Empires: A Historical Dictionary of the Newly Independent States:
      During World War II Stalin drew up a plan for the deportation of the Muslim Ajars, but the plan was postponed and finally abandoned at his death in 1953.
    • 2004, Tadeusz Swietochowski, Russian Azerbaijan, 1905-1920: The Shaping of a National Identity in a Muslim Community:
      Of these, the Georgian Ajars were the most eager to rise up against Russia, but the Ottomans also hoped for revolts in Daghestan and Azerbaijan upon entry of their troops.