Question: What religion is Bosnia?

What are the major religions in Bosnia?

According to the 2013 census, 50.70% of Bosnians identified as Muslim, 30.75% identified as Orthodox Christians, and 15.19% identified as Roman Catholic Christians. A further 2.25% identified with some other religious affiliation (including Judaism, atheism and agnosticism).

Why did Bosnia convert to Islam?

In the later Ottoman period, Bosnia attracted Muslim refugees from lands that were reconquered by Christian powers (mainly Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia). Some converted to Islam as a way to escape the dev┼čirme tribute (whereby the son of Christian family would be taken for military service).

What are the three major religions in Bosnia?

There are three predominant ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, namely Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats. Bosniaks are mainly adherents of the Islamic religion, while Serbs are more likely to be followers of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Croats are mostly Roman Catholic.

What type of Muslims are in Bosnia?

Sunni Muslims The majority of Muslims in Bosnia are Sunni Muslims (Hanafi). The first Muslims were documented in the late 14th century though Islam started spreading in the 15th century.

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