Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of the western Balkan Peninsula bordering on the Adriatic Sea. An ancient Balkan state, it was at various times under Ottoman Muslim and theocratic Christian rule before becoming an independent kingdom (1910-1918). Montenegro then joined the newly formed Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which became Yugoslavia after 1929. In 1991, four of the six Yugoslav republics declared independence, leaving Montenegro and Serbia as the sole constituents of a reorganized federal republic. Yugoslavia changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 and dissolved the union altogether in 2006. Population: 685,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Europe, formerly one of the two constituent republics of Serbia and Montenegro. Capital and largest city: Podgorica, formerly Titograd.

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  • n. a former country bordering on the Adriatic Sea; now part of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro

Etymologies

From Venetian Montenegro, literally “black mountain” (monte + negro), a calque of Serbo-Croatian Cȓnā Gòra / Цр̑на̄ Го̀ра, referring to Mt Lovćen. Compare Montenegrin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was told that 18% of foreign investment in Montenegro is from Russia, compared with 52% from the EU; I wonder how that compares with other countries?

    Podgorica and Tirana

  • You might also try Kotor in Montenegro: now that Montenegro is free of Serbia a definitely up and coming hotspot.

    Matthew Yglesias » Krakow

  • Now I'm waiting that people in Montenegro come up with the "name" for "their" language as well so that I can put the another language in my CV.

    Car

  • Both were born in Montenegro and fought for the communist partisans during the Second World War, their bravery making them national heroes and earning them prominent positions in President Tito's post-war Yugoslavian government.

    Interview: Marina Abramovic

  • While I was visiting Ostrog monastery in Montenegro, Darko introduced me to a Serbian priest asking me if I wanted confession.

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • In other words, I remember visiting Old Town and Podgorica also in Montenegro but uncertain of which locations we visited first.

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • During my stay in Montenegro I walked to the store myself almost daily buying drinks and other items I could enjoy privately in my room at night.

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • During the last two days, Darko took me one day to Old Town in Montenegro for dinner; there we greatly enjoyed an expensive seafood meal after which we walked around.

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • Driving to the Budva Riviera in Montenegro we drove through some similar tunnels; the scenery was unbelievably breathtaking.

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • MontenegroThe use of the name Montenegro began in the 15th century when the Crnojevic dynasty began to rule the Serbian principality of Zeta; over subsequent centuries Montenegro was able to maintain its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

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