See under Slav.
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Definition for southern slavs (2 of 2)
[ slahv, slav ]
/ slɑv, slæv /
one of a group of peoples in eastern, southeastern, and central Europe, including the Russians and Ruthenians (Eastern Slavs), the Bulgars, Serbs, Croats, Slavonians, Slovenes, etc. (Southern Slavs), and the Poles, Czechs, Moravians, Slovaks, etc. (Western Slavs).
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Slavs; Slavic.
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British Dictionary definitions for southern slavs
/ (slɑːv) /
a member of any of the peoples of E Europe or NW Asia who speak a Slavonic language
Word Origin for Slav
C14: from Medieval Latin Sclāvus a captive Slav; see slave
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