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A country of central Europe. In ancient times Illyrian and Celtic peoples inhabited the area, which was ruled by Rome after the first century bc and settled by Slavs in the sixth century ad. Slovenia came under Austrian control after 1335 and joined the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) in 1918. During World War II Slovenia was divided among Germany, Italy, and Hungary, but returned to Yugoslavia after the war. Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in June 1991. Ljubljana is the capital and largest city.
(Placename) a republic in S central Europe: settled by the Slovenes in the 6th century; joined Yugoslavia in 1918 and became an autonomous republic in 1946; became fully independent in 1992 and joined the EU in 2004; rises over 2800 m (9000 ft) in the Julian Alps. Official language: Slovene. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro (replacing the tolar in 2007). Capital: Ljubljana. Pop: 1 992 690 (2013 est). Area: 20 251 sq km (7819 sq miles)
Slo•ve•ni•a(sloʊˈvi ni ə, -ˈvin yə)
a republic in S Europe: formerly (1945–91) part of Yugoslavia. 1,970,570; 7819 sq. mi. (20,251 sq. km). Cap.: Ljubljana.
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|Noun||1.||Slovenia - a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991|
Ljubljana - the capital of Slovenia
Slovene - a native of Slovenia
Slovenian - a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
Slovenia[sləʊˈviːnɪə] N → Eslovenia f
Slovenia[sləʊˈviːniə] n → Slovénie f
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