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Muslim Roma in Bosnia (around 1900)

Roma are an ethnic group in Bosnia and Herzegovina for more than 600 years. According to the 1991 census, there were 8,864 Roma in Bosnia and Herzegovina or 0.2% of the population. Unofficial estimations counts 80,000[1] to 400,000[2] Roma or approximately 2 to 10 % of the total population. By religion, they are both christian and muslim Roma in the country. Important communities are living in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla and Zenica.

Historical data

Johann Roskiewicz estimated in 1867 the number of the Gipsies in Bosnia at 9,000 (1.2%) and in Herzegovina at 2,500 (1.1 %). Rousseau, the French consul in Bosnia estimated in 1866 a number of 9,965 or 1.1% of the population. The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica mentions 18,000 Roma in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.6%).

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References

  1. ^ http://www.gfbv-sa.com.ba/romabihe.html
  2. ^ Ethnologue report for Bosnia and Herzegovina
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(around 1900)]]

Roma are an ethnic group in Bosnia and Herzegovina for more than 600 years. According to the 1991 census, there were 8,864 Roma in Bosnia and Herzegovina or 0.2% of the population. Unofficial estimations counts 80,000[1] to 400,000[2] Roma or approximately 2 to 10 % of the total population. By religion, they are both christian and muslim Roma in the country. Important communities are living in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla and Zenica.

Historical data

Johann Roskiewicz estimated in 1867 the number of the Gipsies in Bosnia at 9,000 (1.2%) and in Herzegovina at 2,500 (1.1 %). Rousseau, the French consul in Bosnia estimated in 1866 a number of 9,965 or 1.1% of the population. The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica mentions 18,000 Roma in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.6%).

See also

References

  1. http://www.gfbv-sa.com.ba/romabihe.html
  2. Ethnologue report for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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