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[her-tsuh-goh-vee-nuh] /ˌhɛr tsə goʊˈvi nə/
a historic region in SE Europe: a former Turkish province; a part of Austria-Hungary 1878–1914; now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Serbo-Croatian Hercegovina.
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Herzegovinian, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • Shortly after leaving the village we arrived at the frontier line of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is, however, unmarked.

    Herzegovina George Arbuthnot
  • You remember when Bosnia and Herzegovina were grabbed in 1908?

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina were handed over to Austria, to be occupied and administered by that Power.

  • The first breach was the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • The same is true even of the very latest of the Austrian developments, the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • 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 Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • A hundred thousand men have been sent to Herzegovina to suppress the insurrection there.

  • The Austrians, without striking a blow, have acquired Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Albania E. F. Knight
British Dictionary definitions for Herzegovina


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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