Bosniaks

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The Bosniaks or Bosniacs (Bosnie: Bošnjak, pl: Bošnjaci, pronounced [bɔːˈʃɲaːtsi])[1] are a Sooth Slavic ethnic group, livin mainly in Bosnie an Herzegovine, wi a smawer indigenous minority present in ither launds o the Balkan Peninsulae especially in Serbie, Montenegro an Croatie an aw. Bosniaks are teepically characterisit bi thair historic tee tae the Bosnie historical region, tradeetional adherence tae Islam syne the 15t an 16t centuries, common cultur an leid. In the Inglis-speakin warld, Bosniaks are referred tae as Bosnie Muslims or simply Bosnies an aw.[2] Bosniak haes replacit Muslim as an offeecial ethnic term in pairt tae avoid confusion wi the releegious term Muslim – an adherent o Islam.[3] The term Bosnie is uised tae denote aw indwallers o Bosnie regairdless o ethnic oreegin.

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  1. Bosniac is the spellin uised in the Oxford English Dictionary
  2. http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/454802-bosnia-muslims-integrity-model-for-europe.html
  3. "Bosnia and Herzegovina: People", The World Factbook, American Central Intelligence Agency, ISSN 1553-8133, retrieved 15 Mey 2007