Bohemia

[ boh-hee-mee-uh ]
/ boʊˈhi mi ə /

noun

Czech Čechy. a region in the W Czech Republic: formerly a kingdom in central Europe; under Hapsburg rule 1526–1918. 20,101 sq. mi. (52,060 sq. km).
(often lowercase) a district inhabited by persons, typically artists, writers, and intellectuals, whose way of life, dress, etc., are generally unconventional or avant-garde.
(often lowercase) the social circles where such behavior is prevalent.

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Bohemia
/ (bəʊˈhiːmɪə) /

noun

a former kingdom of central Europe, surrounded by mountains: independent from the 9th to the 13th century; belonged to the Hapsburgs from 1526 until 1918
an area of the W Czech Republic, formerly a province of Czechoslovakia (1918–1949). From 1939 until 1945 it formed part of the German protectorate of Bohemia-MoraviaCzech name: Čechy German name: Böhmen (ˈbøːmən)
a district frequented by unconventional people, esp artists or writers
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