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Herzegovina

[her-tsuh-goh-vee-nuh] /ˌhɛr tsə goʊˈvi nə/
noun
1.
a historic region in SE Europe: a former Turkish province; a part of Austria-Hungary 1878–1914; now part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Serbo-Croatian Hercegovina.
Related forms
Herzegovinian, adjective, noun
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Herzegovina

/ˌhɜːtsəɡəʊˈviːnə/
noun
1.
a region in Bosnia-Herzegovina: originally under Austro-Hungarian rule; became part of the province of Bosnia-Herzegovina (1878), which was a constituent republic of Yugoslavia (1946–92)
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Word Origin and History for Herzegovina

former Austrian duchy in the Balkans, from Old Serbian herceg "duke" (related to Modern German Herzog) + possessive ending -ov + -ina "country."

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