from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Bosnia, the Bosniaks, their language, or their culture.
  • noun The South Slavic language of the Bosniaks.
  • noun A Bosniak.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Bosnia, a nominal province of Turkey, lying west of Servia, the administration of which was transferred to Austria-Hungary by the Berlin Congress of 1878.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Bosnia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country in the former Yugoslavia, in southeastern Europe.
  • noun A person from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • proper noun The standardized variety of Serbo-Croatian, a South Slavic language, spoken primarily by Bosniaks in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Bosnia-Herzegovina or the people of Bosnia


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From Bosnia +‎ -an.


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  • Asked by defence attorney Vesna Alaburić whether territorial defence, TO, troops loyal to the Sarajevo government - what she called the Bosnian president's army - had "enough force to eliminate the attacking JNA and Bosnian Serb forces", the witness said it did not.

    Institute for War & Peace Reporting 2009

  • Co-authored paper and presentation on forgiveness and morality in Bosnian adolescents; varsity pole vaulter. - All-USA Academic third team 2003

  • MR. VERSHBOW: People keep using the word Bosnian Serb state.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry ITY National Archives 1995

  • His language service provides interpreting and translating services in Arabic, Bosnian, German, Mandarin, Russian, Somali and Spanish. Local News 2010

  • It was because of his expertise that I turned to him back in 2006 when the so-called Bosnian pyramid was being picked up by various media.

    Of Crystal Skulls and Pyramids 2010

  • We did have Hello Kitty but only in Bosnian, which is not our native tongue.......

    Going on Elizabeth McClung 2008

  • The effort, also known as the Bosnian Book of the Dead, surprised the public, who had consistently been told that 250,000 citizens died.

    Learning to Document the Victims of Conflicts IWPR 2008

  • His rhetoric -- calling Bosnian Serb leaders "war profiteers" who were "insane with political ambitions and greed" -- seemed a familiar ploy to stall Western action.

    Mission Accomplished--Barely 2008

  • • Bora at Science and Politics expresses skepticism about a discovery that hits close to home, the so-called Bosnian pyramid...

    Pen-Elayne on the Web 2006

  • Q Does the President support the idea of Bosnian Muslim enclaves defended by U.S. military forces?

    Press Briefing By George Stephanopoulos ITY National Archives 1993


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