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ˈbɒz ni əbosni·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bosnianoun

    the northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnianoun

    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


  1. Bosnianoun

    Northern 75% of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing a geographic and historical entity, not an administrative unit.

  2. Bosnianoun

    Short form of Bosnia and Herzegovina, used to refer to the whole country in general.


  1. Bosnia

    Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbo-Croatian: Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина, pronounced [bôsna i xěrtseɡoʋina]), abbreviated BiH (БиХ) or B&H, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country at the crossroads of south and southeast Europe, located in the Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina borders Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast, and Croatia to the north and southwest. In the south it has a narrow coast on the Adriatic Sea within the Mediterranean, which is about 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and surrounds the town of Neum. Bosnia, which is the inland region of the country, has a moderate continental climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In the central and eastern regions of the country, the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and in the northeast it is predominantly flat. Herzegovina, which is the smaller, southern region of the country, has a Mediterranean climate and is mostly mountainous. Sarajevo is the capital and the largest city of the country followed by Banja Luka, Tuzla and Zenica. The area that is now Bosnia and Herzegovina has been inhabited by human beings since at least the Upper Paleolithic, but evidence suggests that during the Neolithic age, permanent human settlements were established, including those that belonged to the Butmir, Kakanj, and Vučedol cultures. After the arrival of the first Indo-Europeans, the area was populated by several Illyrian and Celtic civilizations. Culturally, politically, and socially, the country has a rich and complex history. The ancestors of the South Slavic peoples that populate the area today arrived during the 6th through the 9th century. In the 12th century, the Banate of Bosnia was established; by the 14th century, this had evolved into the Kingdom of Bosnia. In the mid-15th century, it was annexed into the Ottoman Empire, under whose rule it remained until the late 19th century. The Ottomans brought Islam to the region, and altered much of the country's cultural and social outlook. From the late 19th century until World War I, the country was annexed into the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. In the interwar period, Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. After World War II, it was granted full republic status in the newly formed Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In 1992, following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the republic proclaimed independence. This was followed by the Bosnian War, which lasted until late 1995 and was brought to a close with the signing of the Dayton Agreement. Today, the country is home to three main ethnic groups, designated "constituent peoples" in the country's constitution. The Bosniaks are the largest group of the three, the Serbs are the second-largest, and the Croats are the third-largest. In English, all natives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, regardless of ethnicity, are called Bosnian. Minorities, who under the constitution are categorized as "others", include Jews, Roma, Albanians, Montenegrins, Ukrainians and Turks. Bosnia and Herzegovina has a bicameral legislature and a three-member presidency made up of one member from each of the three major ethnic groups. However, the central government's power is highly limited, as the country is largely decentralized. It comprises two autonomous entities—the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska—and a third unit, the Brčko District, which is governed by its own local government. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina furthermore consists of 10 cantons. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a developing country and ranks 74th in the Human Development Index. Its economy is dominated by industry and agriculture, followed by tourism and the service sector. Tourism has increased significantly in recent years. The country has a social-security and universal-healthcare system, and primary and secondary level education is free. It is a member of the UN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the Partnership for Peace, and the Central European Free Trade Agreement; it is also a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean, established in July 2008. Bosnia and Herzegovina is an EU candidate country and has also been a candidate for NATO membership since April 2010, when it received a Membership Action Plan.


  1. bosnia

    Bosnia is a region located in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. It is a part of the country Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is constituted of two regions - Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia occupies the northern and central parts, and has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The region is known for its picturesque landscapes with abundant forests, mountains and rivers. Its capital and largest city is Sarajevo. The term "Bosnia" is also often used to refer to the entirety of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  1. Bosnia

    Bosnia is an eponymous region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It encompasses roughly 80% of the country in the north, while the other eponymous region, the southern part, is Herzegovina. Bosnia is an informal use for the whole country. The two regions have formed a geopolitical entity since medieval times, and the name "Bosnia" commonly occurs in historical and geopolitical senses as generally referring to both regions. The official use of the name including both regions started only in the late period of Ottoman-rule.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bosnia

    a province in NW. of the Balkan Peninsula, under Austria-Hungary; the inhabitants of Servian nationality.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bosnia

    In European Turkey, formerly part of Pannonia, was governed by chiefs till a brother-in-law of Louis, king of Hungary, was made king, 1376. He was defeated by the Turks in 1389, and became their vassal. Bosnia was annexed to the Ottoman empire in 1522. Many efforts have been made by the Bosnians to recover their independence; they rebelled in 1849, and were subdued by Omar Pasha in 1851.

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  1. bonsai

  2. sabino

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosnia in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosnia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bosnia in a Sentence

  1. Fikret Grabovica:

    Karadzic is the most responsible for everything that happened in Bosnia, he needs to be remembered as one of the greatest criminals of the recent history and not, as some would wish, as a national hero.

  2. Vlado Azinovic:

    Once a destination country for foreign fighters in the 1990s, Bosnia is now the country of origin for volunteers in other people's wars.

  3. Igor Gavran:

    There is no alternative to the EU, bosnia is so dysfunctional that even this dysfunctional EU, as it seems to be at the moment, is still a role model for Bosnia.

  4. Johannes Hahn:

    This assistance comes at a very important time for Bosnia, it will support the EU's renewed approach and the implementation of reforms that will directly impact citizens and help the country move forward on the path to the EU.

  5. Mladen Ivanic:

    There is full unity of Serbs in Bosnia that this resolution is anti-Serb, thus its possible adoption will not have positive effects but will additionally divide the Bosnian society.

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