Tuesday, 23 October 2012

What's in a name? 'Bosnia-Herzegovina'

The name 'Bosnia' is derived from an Indo-European word, 'Bosana'; meaning 'water'. This can be put down to the fact that there exists a vast array of rivers, lakes and waterfalls in the area - not to mention a small strip of the Adriatic Sea.

'Herzegovina', on the other hand, comes from the name of 'Herceg' Stjepan (Vukcic Kosaca), an ancient ruler of the land throughout the mid-15th century.

The Bosna River.
(Source: admir.net)
Herceg Stjepan.
(Source: geocities.ws)


  1. really exited on your blog entries,
    just found it from somewhere in the internet while I was searching about Senad Hadzic.

    I think I'll start to be your regular reader from now on. haha. ah yes, and I, myself is from Indonesia.

    best regard,

    1. Thank you, mate, and kind regards to you in Indonesia from here in Zenica!