Pronunciation: (yOO"gō-slä'vē-u), [key]
1. a federal republic in S Europe: since 1992 comprised of Serbia and Montenegro. 10,392,000; 39,449 sq. mi. (102,173 sq. km).Cap.:Belgrade.
2. Formerly (1918–29), Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. a republic in S Europe on the Adriatic: formed 1918 from the kingdoms of Serbia and Montenegro and part of Austria-Hungary; a federal republic 1945-91 comprised of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Also,Jugoslavia.
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