Bosnia

Bosnia

[boz-nee-uh]
noun
a historic region in SE Europe: a former Turkish province; a part of Austria-Hungary (1879–1918) now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnian, adjective
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Bosnia (ˈbɒznɪə)
 
n
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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Bosnia
named for the River Bosna, which is perhaps from an IE root *bhog- "current." As a name or adj. for someone there, Bosnian (1788) is older in Eng. than Bosniac (1836, from Rus. Bosnyak).
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