Slavonia


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Sla·vo·ni·a

 (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.
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Slavonia

(sləˈvəʊnɪə)
n
(Placename) a region in Croatia, mainly between the Drava and Sava Rivers
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Sla•vo•ni•a

(sləˈvoʊ ni ə)

n.
a historic region in N Croatia.
Sla•vo′ni•an, adj., n.
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In March 1998, the Commission approved a Customs Assistance Mission to Eastern Slavonia, which provides customs experts to carry out the necessary monitoring, assisting and advising under the auspices of the OSCE mission to Croatia.
I knew what time in which season the sun appears in the plains of Slavonia, and what time it comes between the Kozara mountain and Zagreb.
The call, which replaced CQD code in 1906, was recognised by two steamers that went to the aid of the Cunard liner SS Slavonia, wrecked off the Azores.
The United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) was established by the Security Council on 15 January 1996 and ended on 15 January 1998.
Porthmadog area has enjoyed outstanding birdwatching with an American wigeon on the Glaslyn marshes, view from the sluice gates, also two black-necked grebes and four Slavonia grebes off Borth Y Gest.
Compliance with Dayton and Erudite Agreements (including respect for minorities in eastern Slavonia) continue to create problems.
The call was recognised by two steamers who went to the aid of the Cunard liner SS Slavonia, wrecked off the Azores.
1909 - The SOS signal was first used in an emergency when the SS Slavonia was wrecked off the Azores.
1909: The SOS signal was first used in an emergency by the Cunard liner SS Slavonia, wrecked off the Azores.