- a historic region in SE Europe: a former Turkish province; a part of Austria-Hungary 1878–1914; now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Examples from the Web for herzegovina
Gagnon has also served with the United Nations in senior posts in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Rwanda.A Nation's Hopes Imperiled
April 30, 2010
In 1995, then-President Bill Clinton honored Salbi for her work in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Women in the World Speakers
The Daily Beast
March 8, 2010
You remember when Bosnia and Herzegovina were grabbed in 1908?Sonia Between two Worlds
Bosnia and Herzegovina were placed under the control of Austria.
The first breach was the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria.Under Four Administrations
Oscar S. Straus
Eventually, because of a crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country was able to declare itself an independent kingdom in 1908.Area Handbook for Bulgaria</p>
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The Austrians, without striking a blow, have acquired Bosnia and Herzegovina.Albania
E. F. Knight
- a region in Bosnia-Herzegovina: originally under Austro-Hungarian rule; became part of the province of Bosnia-Herzegovina (1878), which was a constituent republic of Yugoslavia (1946–92)
Word Origin and History for herzegovina
former Austrian duchy in the Balkans, from Old Serbian herceg "duke" (related to Modern German Herzog) + possessive ending -ov + -ina "country."