American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region that constitutes the northern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was settled by Slavs in the 7th century and became an independent state in the 12th century. Bosnia was controlled after 1463 by Turkey and after 1878 by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which formally annexed Bosnia in 1908. After World War II Bosnia and Herzegovina formed a constituent republic of Yugoslavia.
- See Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- n. Northern 75% of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing a geographic and historical entity, not an administrative unit.
- n. Short form of Bosnia and Herzegovina, used to refer to the whole country in general.
- n. the northern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina
- n. 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
“Albania, Montenegro, bosnia, and Bulgaria received many Minorites in the thirteenth century, about which period many of the order occupied the archiepiscopal See of Antivari, and in 1340, Peregrinus of Saxony was nominated first Bishop of Bosnia.”
“That this war is not a war against the Muslims and as proof we even save the Muslims in Bosnia from the hands of some wayward Orthodox.”
“So Clinton thinks that getting flowers and a poem read to her in Bosnia is experience??”
“Its willingness to set aside its proposal for a "lift and strike" policy in Bosnia is one example; its evident willingness to consider the involvement of American troops in multilateral peacekeeping operations is another.”
“Well, as it happens, we have found a photograph of the "RG-31s" used by the British Army in Bosnia, which is reproduced at the top of this post.”
“But we were in Bosnia along with many other countries and you used it as an example of bad forign policy.”
“Its central character is Josip Lasta, a child born in Bosnia in 1933 who loses all he loves at the hands of Serbian nationalists during World War II and Tito's Communists during the 1950s.”
“Is Neum the prettiest seaside town in Bosnia-Herzegovina?”
“The tone of the book is offputtingly polemical at times, but there were a couple of good sections - Schwarz is pro-Shi'ite, so his take on Iran is much more sober than one usually gets from US sources; and his account of the failure of Wahhabism to make much headway in Bosnia or Kosovo is almost comical.”
“On my first working day in Bosnia in January 1997, orienting myself in the National Democratic Institute's office in Tuzla, I noticed that there is an area of that city called "Irac" - "Irishman".”
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