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 (slə-vō′nē-ə, -vōn′yə)
A historical region of Croatia between the Drava and Sava Rivers. Originally part of the Roman province of Pannonia, it became a Slavic state in the seventh century and has long been allied with Croatia. Part of Yugoslavia after 1918, Slavonia was invaded by Serbia in 1991 following Croatia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. Croatia regained control of western Slavonia in 1995 and eastern Slavonia in 1998.

Sla·vo′ni·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a region in Croatia, mainly between the Drava and Sava Rivers


(sləˈvoʊ ni ə)

a historic region in N Croatia.
Sla•vo′ni•an, adj., n.
References in classic literature ?
Knowing the sloth of the Emperor Julian, he persuaded the army in Sclavonia, of which he was captain, that it would be right to go to Rome and avenge the death of Pertinax, who had been killed by the praetorian soldiers; and under this pretext, without appearing to aspire to the throne, he moved the army on Rome, and reached Italy before it was known that he had started.