bosnia-herzegovina

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Bosnia-Herzegovina or esp (US) Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
n
a country in SW Europe; a constituent republic of Yugoslavia until 1991; in a state of civil war (1992--95); Serbian and Croatian forces were also involved: mostly barren and mountainous, with forests in the east. Languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (formerly all regarded together as Serbo-Croatian). Religion: Muslim, Serbian Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. Currency: marka (pegged to the euro). Capital: Sarajevo. Pop: 4 186 000 (2004 est). Area: 51 129 sq km (19 737 sq miles)
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina or esp (US) Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
n

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bosnia-herzegovina

noun
a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims [syn: Bosnia and Herzegovina
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