Definitions

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

  • A region constituting the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Largely independent after the 10th century, it was conquered by Bosnia in the 14th century and (with Bosnia) by Turkey in the 15th century. Bosnia and Herzegovina formed a constituent republic of Yugoslavia from 1946 to 1991.

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  • proper noun Southern wedge of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Represents a geographic and historic entity, not an administrative unit.

Etymologies

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German Herzog ("duke") + Serbo-Croatian -ina (feminine suffix)

Examples

  • According to official statistics, unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 43%.

    Ex-Leader's Son Leads Bosnia Vote

  • According to official statistics, unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 43%.

    Ex-Leader's Son Wins Bosnia Vote

  • Reed, 33, from Bosnia-Herzegovina, is making her fourth Olympic appearance, the second for the USA.

    USATODAY.com - Table tennis' Gao now using her spin for USA

  • "Bosnia Herzegovina was a mistake," Mr. Dodik said at his office in Republika Srpska's new steel-and-glass government complex in the entity's capital, Banja Luka.

    Bosnian Serb Leader Damps Hopes of Post-Vote Accord

  • Bosnia and Herzegovinawithin Bosnia and Herzegovina's recognized borders, the country is divided into a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation (about 51% of the territory) and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska or RS (about 49% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Montenegro, and traditionally has been settled by an ethnic Croat majority in the west and an ethnic Serb majority in the east

    Geography-note

  • Geography—note: within Bosnia and Herzegovina's recognized borders, the country is divided into a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation (about 51% of the territory) and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska or RS (about 49% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Montenegro, and traditionally has been settled by an ethnic Croat majority in the west and an ethnic Serb majority in the east

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Republika Srpska or RS (about 49\% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Serbia and

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Republika Srpska or RS (about 49\% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Serbia and

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Republika Srpska or RS (about 49\% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and traditionally has been settled by an ethnic Croat majority

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • Republika Srpska or RS (about 49\% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Serbia and

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

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