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Bosnian Syllabification: Bos·ni·an
Pronunciation: /ˈbäznēən/

Definition of Bosnian in English:


1A native or inhabitant of the Balkan country Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Example sentences
  • It is no surprise because Bosnia-Herzegovina is a patchwork of Christian and Muslim, Croat, Serb, and Bosnian, Orthodox and Catholic.
  • Sokolov tried a slightly different line than the one he played against Short, but once again the Bosnian drew a blank.
  • Danis Tanovic, a Bosnian, wrote and directed the film.
2The Slavic language of the Bosnians.
Example sentences
  • Almost 95 percent of the population speaks Bosnian.
  • The company now posts all safety signs in English and Bosnian.
  • Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian are virtually identical; the distinction among them is a matter of identity politics.


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Relating to Bosnia and Herzegovina, its people, or their language.
Example sentences
  • That day a large group of village people gathered around a long picnic table eating barbecued lamb and singing Bosnian folk songs helped along by a drink not unlike poteen.
  • Set during the Bosnian War, the film follows three soldiers - two Bosnian and one Serb - trapped together in a trench dug between enemy lines.
  • In 1998, I became a Bosnian citizen.

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