from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a people descended from Slavs in Bosnia who converted to Islam during the period of Ottoman rule.
  • noun An inhabitant of Bosnia without regard to religious identity, especially prior to the mid-19th century.

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  • noun A person belonging to autochthonous South Slavic people living mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • noun A person typically characterized by their tie to the Bosnian historical region, traditional adherence to Islam, and common culture and language.


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Serbo-Croatian Bošnjak ("Bosniak"), from Bosna ("Bosnia") (Cyrillic: Босна)


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