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

  • A country of southern Europe along the northeast Adriatic coast. It was settled by Croats in the 7th century, became a kingdom in the 10th century, and reached the height of its power in the 11th century before being conquered by Hungary in 1091. After the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, Croatia became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which later became Yugoslavia. Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, triggering a period of warfare between ethnic Croats and ethnic Serbs that lasted until 1995. Zagreb is the capital and the largest city.

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

  • noun a Slavic-speaking country on the Adriatic, part of the Balkan region. It was formerly part of Yugoslavia.

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  • proper noun Country in Europe. Official name: Republic of Croatia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991

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