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[mon-tuh-nee-groh, -neg-roh]
  1. a republic in S Europe since 2006: formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia, in the SW part (1918–2006); an independent kingdom 1878–1918. 6333 sq. mi. (13,812 sq. km). Capital: Podgorica.
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Serbo-Croatian Crna Gora.
Related formsMon·te·ne·grin [mon-tuh-nee-grin, ‐neg-rin] /ˌmɒn təˈni grɪn, ‐ˈnɛg rɪn/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of montenegrin

  • The fertile lands of Yugoslavia were open to Montenegrin emigration.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

    Henry Baerlein

  • As it was absolutely necessary for me to have a guide, I chose a Montenegrin called Kniaz.


    Elliott O'Donnell

  • And the noble Montenegrin shook his hand with ferocious energy.

    Tartarin de Tarascon

    Alphonse Daudet

  • The Consuls kavass, however, was a Montenegrin, and through him we were able to communicate with her.

  • The Montenegrin has not yet reached this pitch of civilisation.

British Dictionary definitions for montenegrin


  1. of or relating to Montenegro or its people, or their language
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  1. the language that is spoken in Montenegro
    1. a native or inhabitant of Montenegro
    2. a speaker of Montenegrin
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  1. a republic in S central Europe, bordering on the Adriatic; declared a kingdom in 1910 and united with Serbia, Croatia, and other territories in 1918 to form Yugoslavia; remained united with Serbia as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia when the other Yugoslav constituent republics became independent in 1991–92; Union of Serbia and Montenegro formed in 2003 and dissolved 2006. Mainly mountainous. Language: Serbian (Montenegrin). Religion: Orthodox Christian majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Podgorica. Pop: 653 474 (2013 est). Area: 13 812 sq km (5387 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for montenegrin


Adriatic coastal nation, from Venetian Italian (Tuscan monte nero), literally "black mountain," a loan-translation of the local Slavonic name, Crnagora. Related: Montenegrine.

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