Definitions for yugoslaviaˌyu goʊˈslɑ vi ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Yu•go•sla•vi•aˌyu goʊˈslɑ vi ə(n.)

or Ju•go•sla•vi•a

  1. a federal republic in S Europe on the Adriatic: formed 1918 from the kingdoms of Serbia and Montenegro and part of Austria-Hungary; a federal republic 1945–91 comprising Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia; since 1992 comprising Serbia and Montenegro. 11,206,847; 39,449 sq. mi. (102,173 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Belgrade.; Formerly (1918–29), Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes.

Yu`go•slav′ic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Serbia and Montenegro, Union of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Jugoslavija(noun)

    a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro

  2. Yugoslavia(noun)

    a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980

    "Tito's Yugoslavia included Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro"

Wiktionary

  1. Yugoslavia(ProperNoun)

    Former country on the Balkan Peninsula. In addition to Serbia and Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Croatia were also part of the Yugoslav Federation prior to the 1990s.

  2. Origin: From Jugoslavija, in turn from jugo (south) and slavija (slavia, the land of the Slavs). Literally, the land of the southern Slavs.

Freebase

  1. Yugoslavia

    Yugoslavia was a country in the western part of the Balkans during most of the 20th century. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which before 3 October 1929 was known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was established on 1 December 1918 by the union of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and the Kingdom of Serbia. The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was invaded by the Axis powers in 1941, and because of the events that followed, was officially abolished in 1943 and 1945. The Democratic Federal Yugoslavia was proclaimed in 1943 by the Partisans resistance movement during World War II. It was renamed to the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia in 1946, when a communist government was established. In 1963, it was renamed again to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This was the largest Yugoslav state, as Istria, Rijeka, and Zadar were added to the new Yugoslavia after the end of World War II. The constituent six Socialist Republics and two Socialist Autonomous Provinces that made up the country were: SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SR Croatia, SR Macedonia, SR Montenegro, SR Slovenia, and SR Serbia. Starting in 1991, Yugoslavia disintegrated in the Yugoslav Wars.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Yugoslavia

    Created as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes in 1918. Yugoslavia became the official name in 1929. BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA; CROATIA; and SLOVENIA formed independent countries and split from Yugoslavia 7 April 1992. Macedonia, one of the Yugoslav republics, became an independent country 8 February 1994 as The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MACEDONIA (REPUBLIC);).

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