The Bosniaks or Bosniacs (Bosnie: Bošnjak, pl: Bošnjaci, pronounced [bɔːˈʃɲaːtsi]) 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 typically characterisit bi their 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. Bosniak haes replacit Muslim as an offeecial ethnic term in pairt tae avoid confusion wi the releegious term Muslim – an adherent o Islam. The term Bosnie is uised tae denote aw inhabitants o Bosnie regardless o ethnic oreegin.