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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.
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More recently, the EBRD and FAO supported the development and registration of Croatias first two Geographic Indications at European Union level, including one for mandarins from the Neretva Valley and sausage from Slavonia.
The call, which replaced CQD code in 1906, was recognised by two steamers who went to the aid of the Cunard liner SS Slavonia, wrecked off the Azores.
Finally, the text mentions two devices namely the Surface Peking, and Surface Slavonia.
The Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) falls into the same regionalist category, drawing support in the northeast of the country thought to be neglected by the central government.
Dental disease and dietary pattern in the early medieval population from Bijelo Brdo--East Slavonia, Croatia.
Among the most nearly contemporary were the Liber Augustalis, containing the Constitutions of Melfi issued in 1231 by the Emperor Frederick II for the kingdom of Sicily, (10) and the Golden Bull of Zagreb, issued by King Bela in 1242 to the towns and cities of Slavonia and Hungary.
Being "fully convinced that, in various localities in Eastern Slavonia, Western Slavonia, Banovina/Banija, Kordun, Lika and Dalmatia, the JNA and Serb forces perpetrated against members of the protected group acts falling within subparagraphs (a) and (b) of Article II of the Convention, and that the actus reus of genocide has been established" (33), the Court moved to the assessment of the genocidal intent having inspired those acts and concluded, as mentioned, that Croatia had not established that those acts were committed with the specific intent required for them to be characterized as acts of genocide (34).
Barrels made of the best oak from Slavonia with the capacity to hold 4,000 to 6,000 liters of wine were also brought from Serbia and have not been moved since.
UN Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranya and Western Sirmium UNTAES (1996-97)
But there were also lingering conflicts in Croatia, notably in Eastern Slavonia, adjacent to Serbia.
1909: The Slavonia was the |first ship to send out an SOS signal after being wrecked at The Azores.
Croatia alleges that Serbia's destruction of towns and expulsion of ethnic Croats in Slavonia amounted to genocide.