- a historic region in SE Europe: a former Turkish province; a part of Austria-Hungary (1879–1918) now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Examples from the Web for bosnia
There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.The Best Columns of 2014
John Avlon, Errol Louis
December 31, 2014
These formations streamed from Rwanda with the same hopeless shuffle as they did from Bosnia and now as they do from Syria.The Man Who Invented the Word ‘Genocide’
November 19, 2014
In that incident, a group of DynCorp employees working as peacekeepers in Bosnia were accused of sex trafficking by a colleague.The Real Winner of the Afghan War Is This Shady Military Contractor
April 24, 2014
In Darfur, the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit peoples have been targeted by the Sudan government, as were Muslims in Bosnia.Still a Problem From Hell, Two Decades After Rwanda
April 8, 2014
The court cleared Serbia in 2007 of committing genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.Serbia and Croatia’s Competing Genocide Claims
March 11, 2014
In Bosnia also and in southern Hungary the Serbs were in a humiliating position.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
An excellent province in which Yugoslavia's solidity can be studied is Bosnia.
In Bosnia, for some time after the Austrian collapse, it was inconvenient to travel.
And then, even if he was in Bosnia or Turkey, that was not to say that he was on his way to Maraucourt.
Coming from India to France, why should he have to go to Bosnia?
- a region of central Bosnia-Herzegovina: belonged to Turkey (1463–1878), to Austria-Hungary (1879–1918), then to Yugoslavia (1918–91)
Word Origin and History for bosnia
named for the River Bosna, which is perhaps from an Indo-European root *bhog- "current." As a name or adjective for someone there, Bosnian (1788) is older in English than Bosniac (1836, from Russian Bosnyak).