a historic region in SE Europe: a former Turkish province; a part of Austria-Hungary (1879–1918) now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Bos·ni·an, adjective
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How to use Bosnia in a sentence
His war reporting from Bosnia and Afghanistan informed his next books, War and Tribe.
Predators had seen war before, flying above Bosnia and Kosovo and other countries in the Balkans in the 1990s.These machines were supposed to help win the war in Afghanistan. What happened? | Rob Verger | August 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
Jasmila, you lived through the war in Bosnia, and the siege of Sarajevo, all 1,425 days of it.Angelina Jolie Talks to Director Jasmila Zbanic About Quo Vadis, Aida? and the Role of Art in Healing Trauma | Angelina Jolie | March 8, 2021 | Time
For Remi Cehic, the director of nursing, the day-by-day uncertainty reminded her of her days fleeing Bosnia during the war.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge | by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Despite her political rank, Biljana Plavšić, former co-president of Republika Srpska in Bosnia, argued during her trial that she was manipulated by men in similar leadership positions.Why It’s Important To See Women As Capable … Of Terrible Atrocities | LGBTQ-Editor | November 21, 2020 | No Straight News
There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.
These formations streamed from Rwanda with the same hopeless shuffle as they did from Bosnia and now as they do from Syria.
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 | Jacob Siegel | April 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | John Prendergast | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The court cleared Serbia in 2007 of committing genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia.
The bands may be raised and projecting (Bosnia) or be merely painted on a flat, sometimes burnished, surface.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
With a few followers, he proceeded through Bosnia and Dalmatia, towards Venice.The Thirty Years War, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
We are assured by good authorities that Bosnia was full of Manicheans and Arians as late as the middle of the fifteenth century.
The old soldier who rented opera glasses at the second landing, and who had left a leg in Bosnia, leaned over the railing.Long Live the King | Mary Roberts Rinehart
She concentrates her troops on the frontiers of Bosnia, Servia, and Wallachia.
British Dictionary definitions for Bosnia
a region of central Bosnia-Herzegovina: belonged to Turkey (1463–1878), to Austria-Hungary (1879–1918), then to Yugoslavia (1918–91)
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