Bosnia-and-herzegovina definition

bŏznē-ə-hĕrtsə-gōvē-nə, -gō-vē-, hûrt-
A country of the northwest Balkan Peninsula. It was a constituent republic of Yugoslavia from 1946 to 1991, when it declared its independence. In 1992 the country erupted in war among Serb, Bosniak, and Croat factions. A peace agreement was reached in November 1995 by Balkan leaders in Dayton, Ohio, which called for the creation of two substates, a Croat-Bosniak federation to govern one half of the country and a Bosnian Serb republic to constitute the other half, united under a newly created national presidency, assembly, court, and central bank.
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(place) Country in SE Europe: the region came under Turkish rule in the 15th cent., under Austro-Hungarian control in 1878, and was part of Yugoslavia (1918-92): 19,741 sq mi (51,129 sq km); cap. Sarajevo.
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A country on the Balkan Peninsula which has the capital Sarajevo and which, until 1992, was part of Yugoslavia.
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Alternative Form of bosnia-and-herzegovina - bosnia-herzegovina, bosnia-and-hercegovina