However, the return of Serbian Orthodox adherents and Muslims to their prewar homes in Western Bosnia Canton and Muslims to their prewar homes in eastern Bosnia near Srebrenica have shifted the ethno-religious composition in both areas.Throughout Bosnia, mosques were systematically destroyed by Serb and Croat armed forces.
Over the next century, the Bosnians - composed of dualists and Slavic tribes living in the Bosnian kingdom under the name of Bošnjani - embraced Islam in great numbers under Ottoman rule.During the Ottoman era the name Bošnjanin was definitely transformed into the current Bošnjak ('Bosniak'), with the suffix "-ak" replacing the traditional "-anin".Islam is the most widespread religion in Bosnia and Herzegovina.It was introduced to the local population in the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Since most seem to be Muslim in faith, do any date outside their faith and fellow countrymen here in America? I have found those that I met to be very friendly but there is a sense they stay in a close knit community in a city. t=316624A good friend of mine married a Bosnian who lives in Jacksonville where there also is a big Bosnian population, but most they are not Muslim.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. From what she said, it depends on a couple of things as Balkan people do tend to stick together (as I know from my experience as well).
The rate of returning refugees was markedly slowed down by 2003-2004, leaving the majority of Serbian Orthodox adherents living in the Republika Srpska and the majority of Muslims and Catholics still living in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Within the Federation, distinct Muslim and Catholic majority areas remain.
A small minority of non-Bosniak Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina include Albanians, Roma and Turks.
Albeit traditionally adherent to Sunni Islam of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence, a 2012 survey found 54% of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Muslims to consider themselves non-denominational Muslims, while 38% declared to follow Sunnism.
On of my boys was running around town with a Bosnian woman and her father said that if he did not marry her she would be labeled a whor4 by the local men and never find a decent man.