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Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina

ethnic group

The Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina, often referred to as Bosnian Croats, are the third most populous ethnic group in that country.[1] They are one of the constitutive nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2] They are also a native ethnic group of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as their presence there dates back to the 7th century A.D.[3] Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina have made significant contributions to the culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their native language is Croatian, and about 76% say they are Roman Catholic.[4]

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  1. Mary Englar, Bosnia-Herzegovina in Pictures (Minneapolis, MN: Twenty-First Century Books, 2007), p. 41
  2. "Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina" (PDF). Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  3. Ante Cuvalo, The A to Z of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010), p. lxxiv
  4. Vesna Maric, Croatia (Footscray, Vic.; London: Lonely Planet, 2009), pp. 42–45