Bosnian speaking countriesBosnian is the official language in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is spoken in 4 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Bosnian language (native name: bosanski jezik) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 45 percent is in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A total of about 1.7 million people worldwide speak Bosnian as their mother tongue.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Southern Europe||yes||45.3 %||1,482,000|
|Serbia||Southern Europe||no||1.9 %||130,000|
|Montenegro||Southern Europe||no||5.3 %||33,000|
|Kosovo||Southern Europe||no||1.7 %||30,000|
|Croatia||Southern Europe||no||0.3 %||12,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Bosnian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.