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Bosnian speaking countries

Bosnian is the official language in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is spoken in 4 more 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.

With a share of around 45%, it is most widespread in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A total of about 1.7 million people worldwide speak Bosnian as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSouthern Europeyes45.3 %1,506,000
SerbiaSouthern Europeno1.9 %133,000
MontenegroSouthern Europeno5.3 %33,000
KosovoSouthern Europeno1.7 %31,000
CroatiaSouthern Europeno0.3 %12,000