a republic in S Europe since 2006; includes the autonomous province of Vojvodina and claims sovereignty over the autonomous province of Kosovo, which has declared itself independent; formerly part of Yugoslavia, in the N part: a former kingdom in S Europe. 34,116 sq. mi. (88,360 sq. km).
a republic in SE Europe: declared a kingdom in 1882; precipitated World War I by the conflict with Austria; became part of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later called Yugoslavia) in 1918; with Montenegro formed the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia when the other constituent republics became independent in 1991–92; a Union of Serbia and Montenegro formed in 2003 and dissolved in 2006. The autonomous region of Kosovo (administered by the U.N. following the conflict of 1999) unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. Mountainous in the S, with the Danube plains in the N. Religion: Serbian Orthodox majority, with Roman Catholic and Muslim minorities. Currencies: new dinar and euro (in Kosovo). Capital: Belgrade. Pop: 7 243 007 (2013). Area: 88 361 sq km (34 109 sq miles) Former name Servia Serbian name Srbija
adjective 1. of or relating to Serbia, its inhabitants, or their language. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Serbia, especially one of the Slavic peoples inhabiting it. 3. Serbo-Croatian, especially as spoken and written in Serbia. adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Serbia, its people, or their language (formerly regarded as a […]
1. a combining form representing Serb, or Serbia, in compound words: Serbo-Croatian.
noun 1. Also called Croato-Serb. a former name for the Serbian and Croatian languages considered together as branches of the same language, belonging to the South Slavonic branch of the Indo-European family. Serbian is usually written in the Cyrillic alphabet, Croatian in Roman adjective 2. of or relating to this language
[sur-boh-kroh-ey-shuh n, -shee-uh n] /ˌsɜr boʊ kroʊˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi ən/ noun 1. a Slavic language spoken in Serbia and Croatia, usually written with Cyrillic letters in Serbia but with Roman letters in Croatia. adjective 2. of or relating to Serbo-Croatian.