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Noun: Bosnia  bóz-nee-u
  1. The northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina
     
  2. 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
    - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Type of: European country, European nation, province, state

Part of: Balkan Peninsula, Balkans

Encyclopedia: Bosnia