- 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 bosnian
He was referring to the genocide of Muslims during the Bosnian War.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies
December 17, 2014
I remember the days of the Bosnian war (1992—1995), when Saudi Arabia sent convoys of aid to those besieged in Sarajevo.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
Some 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by the Bosnian Serb army.Serbia and Croatia’s Competing Genocide Claims
March 11, 2014
Unlike Germany post 1945, there has been no official admission of wrongdoing from the Bosnian Serbs since the war has ended.
But the concluding chapter in the story of the Bosnian War has yet to be written.
It was from the west, from the Bosnian side, that the actual attack was made.
Originally of Bosnian extraction, they are spread not only in Croatia, but also in Hungary.Austria
Next, Ms. having left the hospital, the Bosnian approached me.Eastern Nights - and Flights
I replenished my pouch with a Bosnian tobacco which is by no means so good as that of Macedonia.The Human Race
Probably the Bosnian issue of 1906 is the finest in this matter.Peeps at Postage Stamps
Stanley Currie Johnson
- of or relating to Bosnia or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Bosnia
- the language spoken in Bosnia-Herzegovina, formerly regarded as a dialect of Serbo-Croatian
- 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 bosnian
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).