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Jugoslavia

[yoo-goh-slah-vee-uh] /ˌyu goʊˈslɑ vi ə/
noun
Related forms
Jugoslavian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Jugoslavia

Jugoslavia

/ˌjuːɡəʊˈslɑːvɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia

/ˌjuːɡəʊˈslɑːvɪə/
noun
1.
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, a former country in SE Europe, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, that was formed in 1991 but not widely internationally recognized until 2000; it was replaced by the Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 (dissolved 2006)
2.
a former country in SE Europe, on the Adriatic: established in 1918 from the independent states of Serbia and Montenegro, and regions that until World War I had belonged to Austria-Hungary (Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina); the name was changed from Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes to Yugoslavia in 1929; German invasion of 1941–44 was resisted chiefly by a Communist group led by Tito, who declared a people's republic in 1945; it became the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1963; in 1991 Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence, followed by Macedonia in 1992; Serbia and Montenegro formed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, subsequently (2003) replaced by the Union of Serbia and Montenegro (dissolved 2006)
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Word Origin and History for Jugoslavia

see Yugoslavia. Related: Jugoslav; Jugoslavian.

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