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Montenegro

[mon-tuh-nee-groh, -neg-roh] /ˌmɒn təˈni groʊ, -ˈnɛg roʊ/
noun
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.
Serbo-Croatian Crna Gora.
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Montenegrin
[mon-tuh-nee-grin, ‐neg-rin] /ˌmɒn təˈni grɪn, ‐ˈnɛg rɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Montenegro

Montenegro

/ˌmɒntɪˈniːɡrəʊ/
noun
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 Montenegro

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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