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A native or inhabitant of the Balkan country Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially one who is a Muslim:‘the country's three largest nationalities: Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats’
- ‘A Serb, a Croat and a Bosniak held the post for 18 months each under a rotational system, reflecting the country's general political system.’
- ‘Only Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats are allowed to run for the presidency or for the House of Peoples.’
- ‘"We have a community of Bosniaks, Turks and other ethnicities in Kosovo," he stressed.’
- ‘Now the population is 12,000, 1,500 of them Bosniaks.’
- ‘Ordinary voters, Serbs and Bosniaks alike, spoke less of the past and more of needing jobs and prosperity.’
Relating to Bosnia and Herzegovina or its inhabitants, especially those who are Muslims:‘the Albanian and Bosniak communities’
- ‘After the war, Mostar remained informally divided between its eastern, Bosniak, and western, Croat, part.’
- ‘Srebrenica was overwhelmingly Bosniak before the war, but refugee flight has tilted the balance and now Serbs form a majority of people living there.’
- ‘For me, there is no east or west Mostar, no Bosniak or Croat side.’
- ‘The Turkish, Bosniak, Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities will have a total of ten representatives in the 120-seat assembly.’
- ‘Croat and Bosniak parties have different stances on the issue.’
Late 17th century: from Bosnian Bošnjak.
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