Definition of Slovenia in US English:

Slovenia

proper noun

  • A country in southeastern Europe, formerly a constituent republic of Yugoslavia; population 2,100,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Slovene; capital, Ljubljana.

Slovenia formed part of the Austrian empire and in 1919 was ceded to the kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (named Yugoslavia from 1929) of which it remained a constituent republic until it declared its independence in 1991. It joined NATO and the EU in 2004

Pronunciation

Slovenia

/slōˈvēnēə//sloʊˈviniə/