geographical name
Yu·​go·​sla·​via | \ ˌyü-gō-ˈslä-vē-ə How to pronounce Yugoslavia (audio) , ˌyü-gə- \
variants: or earlier Jugoslavia

Definition of Yugoslavia

1 former country in southern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula consisting of Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia

Note: Yugoslavia was established 1918 as a kingdom (the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes) and became a federal republic in 1945 with Belgrade as its capital.

Other Words from Yugoslavia

Yugoslav \ ˌyü-​gō-​ˈsläv How to pronounce Yugoslav (audio) , -​ˈslav ; ˈyü-​gō-​ˌsläv \ or Yugoslavian \ ˌyü-​gō-​ˈslä-​vē-​ən How to pronounce Yugoslavian (audio) , -​gə-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Yugoslavia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yugoslavia. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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