from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region comprising the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Largely independent after the 10th century, it was conquered by Bosnia in the 14th century and (with Bosnia) by Turkey in the 15th century. Bosnia and Herzegovina formed a constituent republic of Yugoslavia from 1946 to 1991.
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- proper n. Southern wedge of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Represents a geographic and historic entity, not an administrative unit.
German Herzog ("duke") + Serbo-Croatian -ina (feminine suffix) (Wiktionary)