from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the south-central part of the country southwest of Belgrade, Serbia. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife here on June 28, 1914, triggered the outbreak of World War I. After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, Sarajevo was the object of a long siege by Bosnian Serb forces, until a peace agreement was signed in 1995, ending the civil war. Population: 696,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- proper n. A canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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- n. capital and largest city of Bosnia; scene of the assassination of Francis Ferdinand in 1914 which precipitated World War I
From Serbo-Croatian Sarajevo, from Ottoman Turkish سرای, Turkish Saray-ovası, from saray ("palace") (Persian سرای (sarāy, "inn") ), and ova "plain, lowland". (Wiktionary)