Search
Descriptor English: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Descriptor Spanish: Bosnia y Herzegovina
Descriptor Portuguese: Bósnia e Herzegóvina
Descriptor French: Bosnie-et-Herzégovine
Entry term(s): Bosnia
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Tree number(s): Z01.542.248.160
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017522
Scope note: A country of eastern Europe, formerly the province of Bosnia in Yugoslavia, uniting with the province of Herzegovina to form the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1946. It was created 7 April 1992 as a result of the division of Yugoslavia and recognized by the United States as an independent state. Bosnia takes is name from the river Bosna, in turn from the Indoeuropean root bhog, "current"; Herzegovina is from the Serbian herceg (duke) + -ov (the possessive) + -ina (country or territory).
Annotation: formerly provinces of Yugoslavia; use this spelling in translations: z, not c
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
Previous Indexing: Yugoslavia (1966-1992)
Online Note: use YUGOSLAVIA to search BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 1966-92
History Note: 93
DeCS ID: 30807
Unique ID: D017522
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/20
Revision Date: 2016/07/08
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Preferred
Concept UI M0026584
Scope note A country of eastern Europe, formerly the province of Bosnia in Yugoslavia, uniting with the province of Herzegovina to form the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1946. It was created 7 April 1992 as a result of the division of Yugoslavia and recognized by the United States as an independent state. Bosnia takes is name from the river Bosna, in turn from the Indoeuropean root bhog, "current"; Herzegovina is from the Serbian herceg (duke) + -ov (the possessive) + -ina (country or territory).
Preferred term Bosnia and Herzegovina
Entry term(s) Bosnia
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey