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Noun: Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  1. 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, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia

Type of: European country, European nation

Part of: Balkan Peninsula, Balkans

Encyclopedia: Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina