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Croatia

Syllabification: Cro·a·tia
Pronunciation: /krōˈāSHə
 
/

Definition of Croatia in English:

A country in southeastern Europe, formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia; population 4,489,400 (est. 2009); capital, Zagreb; language, Croatian. Croatian name Hrvatska.

Apart from a period of Turkish rule in the 16th-17th centuries, Croatia largely remained linked with Hungary until 1918, when it joined the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia). After a period during World War II as a Nazi puppet state (1941–45), it became part of Yugoslavia once more and remained a constituent republic until it declared itself independent in 1991. The secession of Croatia led to war between Croats and the Serb minority, and with Serbia; a ceasefire was called in 1992. Croatia joined the EU in 2013

Words that rhyme with Croatia

acacia, Asia, Dalmatia, ex gratia, geisha

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