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Kakhetia (kəkhĕtˈyēə) [key], historic region, in Georgia. Telavi is the chief town. Kakhetia was an independent kingdom from the 8th cent. until 1010, when it became part of Georgia. Again independent between 1468 and 1762, it then became part of the East Georgian kingdom that was joined with Russia in 1801.

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