Definition of Bosnian in English:


Syllabification: Bos·ni·an
Pronunciation: /ˈbäznēən


  • 1A native or inhabitant of the Balkan country Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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    • They successfully pulled of a prisoner snatch of a Bosnian national suspected of war crimes in June of 1998.
    • 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.
  • 2The Slavic language of the Bosnians.
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    • 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.

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