Ethnic Groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ethnic Groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. More than 95% of population of Bosnia and Herzegovina belongs to one of its three constitutive ethnic groups: Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats . The term constitutive refers to the fact that these three ethnic groups are explicitly mentioned in the constitution, and that none of them can be considered a minority or immigrant. While each have their own standard language variant and a name for it, they speak mutually intelligible languages. On a dialectal level, Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks speak a variety of tokavian dialects: Serbs, Bosniaks and Croats "southern" neo- tokavian; Croats and Bosniaks "western" neo- tokavian and Bosniaks and Croats "eastern-Bosnian" old- tokavian. These dialects are mutually intelligible, but have fixed phonetic, morphological and lexical differences. The question of standard language of Bosnia and Herzegovina is resolved in such a way that three constituent ethnic groups have their educational and cultural institutions in their respective native or mother tongue languages: Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134994871
  • 9786134994873