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From dienvidi (south) +‎ slāvs (Slav), a calque of Serbo-Croatian Југославија (Jugoslavija), from the words југ (jug, south) and Славен, Словен (slaven, sloven, Slav).


dienvidslāvs m (1st declension, feminine form: dienvidslāviete)

  1. a (male) southern Slav, a member of one of the southern Slavic peoples (Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Bulgarians)
  2. (genitive plural) south Slavic, pertaining to the south Slavic peoples
  3. (dated sense, before 1992) a (male) citizen of the former Yugoslavia
  4. (dated sense, before 1992, genitive plural) Yugoslav, Yugoslavian (pertaining to Yugoslavia and its peoples)


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