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Bosnia and Herzegovina

noun
  1. a republic in S Europe: formerly (1945–92) a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. 19,909 sq. mi. (51,565 sq. km). Capital: Sarajevo.
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Examples from the Web for bosnia-herzegovina

Historical Examples of bosnia-herzegovina

  • In all, 7130 boys and girls were removed from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

    Henry Baerlein

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina possessed a diet and was under the dual rule of Austria and Hungary.

    The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement

    Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner


British Dictionary definitions for bosnia-herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina

esp US Bosnia and Herzegovina

noun
  1. a country in SW Europe; a constituent republic of Yugoslavia until 1991; in a state of civil war (1992–95); Serbian and Croatian forces were also involved: mostly barren and mountainous, with forests in the east. Languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (formerly all regarded together as Serbo-Croatian). Religion: Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. Currency: marka (pegged to the euro). Capital: Sarajevo. Pop: 3 875 723 (2013 est). Area: 51 129 sq km (19 737 sq miles)
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bosnia-herzegovina in Culture

Bosnia and Herzegovina

[(boz-nee-uh; hert-suh-goh-vee-nuh, hert-suh-goh-vee-nuh)]

Republic in southeastern Europe on the west Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Croatia to the west and north, Yugoslavia to the east, with a small outlet to the Adriatic Sea to the west. Sarajevo (see also Sarajevo) is the country's capital and largest city.

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Sarajevo was the site of the assassination in 1914 of Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand, which sparked World War I.

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In the early 1990s, brutal attacks by Serbian militia devastated the region, arousing international condemnation. In 1995, leaders of the rival Balkan states of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia met in the United States and ended the fighting with a peace accord.
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