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Encyclopedia > Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Culture of Croatia
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Cuisine · Costume · Sport Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... Bosnian Catholics(mostly Croats) 1953 Confesion map in BiH 1953 In the census of 1953 in Bosnian-Herzegovian kotars Catholic Croats held majority in most kotars that were part of Banovina of Croatia with the difference of Odžak kotar (which was abolished and added to Modiča kotar) and... Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... setllements with croatian majority in BiH 1991 Croats in BiH towns 1991 Croats in BiH municipalities 1991 Results of BiH municipality elecitions 1990 Hz HB Ethnic maps of Croats by settlements, towns and municipalities. ... Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Image File history File links Croatia,_Historic_Coat_of_Arms. ... The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... // (ca. ... The music of Croatia, like the country itself, has three major influences: the influence of the Mediterranean especially present in the coastal areas, of the Balkans especially in the mountainous, continental parts, and of central Europe in the central and northern parts of the country. ... Croatian art describes the visual arts in Croatia from medieval times to the present. ... Croatian cuisine is heterogeneous and is therefore known as the cuisine of regions, since every region has its own distinct culinary traditions. ...

Croats by region or country
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Slovenia · Austria (Burgenland) Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Croats are one of ethnic groups in Serbia. ... Croats are the fourth largest ethnic group in the Vojvodina province of Serbia. ... Janjevci are the inhabitants of the Kosovo town of Janjevo and surrounding villages, located near Pristina as well as villages centered on Letnica near Vitina (Papare, Vrmez, Vrnavo Kolo). ... The Croats have a minority in Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), a coastal region in Montenegro, the largest of their kind in Tivat. ... Molise Croats are Croatian subgroup, found in the Molise region of Italy. ... Burgenland Croats (Gradišćanski Hrvati) are ethnic Croats in the Austrian province of Burgenland. ...


Croatian diaspora
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United States Croatian Diaspora refers to the Croatian communities that have formed outside the traditional homeland of the Croatian people. ...


Subgroups
Bunjevci · Šokci · Krashovani The Catholic Church in the Bunjevac village of Stari Žednik Bunjevci (Bunjevac, Serbian and Croatian: Bunjevci/Буњевци, singular Bunjevac/Буњевац, pronounced as Bunyevtzi and Bunyevatz, also in Hungarian: bunyevácok) are a South Slavic ethnic group originally from the Dinaric Alps region, now mostly living in the Bačka region... Catholic Church in the Å okac village of Sonta, Serbia Å okci (Croatian & Serbian Latin: Å okci, singular Å okac, Serbian Cyrillic: Шокци, singular Шокац, pronounced as Shoktzi and Shokatz, also in Hungarian: Sokácok) are a South Slavic ethnic group living in various settlements along the Danube and Sava rivers in the historic regions of... The Krashovani (Croatian and Serbian: KraÅ¡ovani, Крашовани, KaraÅ¡ovani or KraÅ¡ovanje, KaraÅ¡evci and KoroÅ¡evci; Romanian: CaraÅŸoveni, CârÅŸoveni, CotcoreÅ£i or CocoÅŸi; also known as Krashovans) are a South Slavic people indigenous to CaraÅŸova and other nearby locations in CaraÅŸ-Severin County within...

Croatian standards and dialects
Croatian ·
Chakavian · Kajkavian · Shtokavian
Burgenland standard · Molise dialect Chakavian (ÄŒakavian, čakavski) dialect is a dialect of the Croatian language. ... Location map of Kajkavian Kajkavian (kajkavski) dialect (proper name: kajkavica) is one of the three main dialects of the Croatian. ... Shtokavian or Å tokavian is the primary dialect of the Central South Slavic languages system: Serbo-Croatian, Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Bosnian languages. ... Burgenland Croatian language or dialect (gradišćanskohrvatski jezik) belongs to the South Slavic branch of the Slavic languages. ... Molise Croatian dialect (also: Molise Slavic, Slavisano, na-naÅ¡o) is spoken in the Campobasso Province in the Molise Region of Italy, in three villages — Montemitro (Mundimitar), Aquaviva Collercroce (Živavoda Kruč) and San Felice del Molise (Å tifilić). These have approximately 3,000 speakers. ...

History · Rulers
Origins of the Croats This is the history of Croatia. ... // The details of the arrival of the Croats are scarcely documented. ... The origin of the Croatian tribe before the great migration of the Slavs is uncertain. ...

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Ethnic map of BIH, 2006. Bosnian Serbs - blue, Bosnian Muslims - green, Bosnian Croats - red.
Ethnic map of BIH before Bosnian War, 1991. Bosnian Croats - Red, Bosnian Muslims - green, Bosnian Serbs - Blue.

Croats form one of the three constitutive nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are frequently referred to as Bosnian Croats, but since the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina the number of Herzegovinian Croats exceeds the number in Bosnia. The Croats maintain an unofficial capital in Mostar, with the city being home to the largest Croatian population. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1809x1752, 211 KB) Summary Taken from Serbian Wikipedia, the Republika Srpska article. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1809x1752, 211 KB) Summary Taken from Serbian Wikipedia, the Republika Srpska article. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 649 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 739 pixel, file size: 114 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) bosnian ethnic map in 1991, source; Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 649 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (800 × 739 pixel, file size: 114 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) bosnian ethnic map in 1991, source; Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Combatants Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Predominantly Bosniak) Army of Republika Srpska, Yugoslav Peoples Army, various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian) Croatian Defence Council, Croatian Army (Croatian) Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim... Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bosnians and Ethnic Bosnians (Discuss) Ethnic map of BIH, 2006 (estimate, not official map). ... Combatants  Bosnia and Herzegovina Volunteers from Islamic countries HVO  Croatia Volunteers from Western Europe Republika Srpska  Yugoslavia Various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro Volunteers from Eastern Europe Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim Delić (Army chief of Staff... Mostar (Мостар) is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. ...


There is no precise data regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina's population since the last war. The UNHCR conducted an unofficial census in 1996, but the data has not been recognized.[clarify] Ethnic cleansing within Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s saw the vast majority of Croats move and take up residents in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is estimated that there are approximately 600,000 Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to 2000 data from the CIA World Factbook, Bosnia and Herzegovina is ethnically 14.3% Croat. Croats are generally recognized to be the wealthiest, on average, of the nation's ethnic groups. The location of the FBiH entity as part of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe. ... World Factbook 2004 cover The World Factbook is an annual publication by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with basic almanac-style information about the various countries of the world. ...

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History

Croats settled into the areas of modern Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovinia in the seventh century, during the great migration of the Slavs. Christianity was quickly accepted. They were organized in two dukedoms; the duchy of Pannonian Croatia in the north and the duchy of Littoral Croatia duchy in the south. These two were finally united under under King Tomislav in 925, who was crowned in the fields of Duvno. In 1102, Croatia was joined into a union with Hungary, and over the centuries, saw its land shrink as the Ottoman Turks invaded Europe, and occupied Bosnia and much of present day Croatia for centuries to come. Many Croats living in Bosnia converted to Islam during this time period, and their numbers in areas shrank as many fled from fear of conversion and persecution, as Catholics were not treated well (many Serbs also converted to Islam to escape harsh treatment.) Human migration denotes any movement of groups of people from one locality to another, rather than of individual wanderers. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... This is the history of Croatia. ... Medieval Croat duchies Littoral Croatia (in Croatian: Primorska Hrvatska) was a medieval Croat duchy. ... King Tomislav by Josip Horvat - MeÄ‘imurec Tomislav (died in 928), was one of the greatest rulers of Croatia in Middle Ages. ... Events Alfonso IV the Monk becomes king of Leon Ha-Mim proclaims himself a prophet among the Ghomara of Morocco Tomislav, duke of the Croatian duchies of Pannonia and Dalmatia, is crowned King of Croatia at Duvno field. ... Tomislavgrad (Cyrillic: Томиславград), in times of the former Yugoslavia Duvno, German Dalen, is a town in southwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Events Valencia is captured by the Almoravids. ... The Ottoman Turks were the ethnic subdivision of the Turkish people who dominated the ruling class of the Ottoman Empire. ...


During second Yugoslavia (1945-1991) their number shrinked by quater [[1]] [[2]] and prior the war in 1991, Croats made up 17.3% of the population. Majority of Croats live in Western Herzegovina, Western Bosnia, Central Bosnia and PosavinaBiH_Croats_1991. The war saw a large scale of ethnic cleansing and the migration of populations on all sides. Some areas in which Croats are the majority in Bosnia and Hercegovina are Livno, Tomislavgrad, Kupres, Posušje, Ljubuški, Široki Brijeg, Grude, Čapljina, Čitluk, Mostar, Neum, Prozor-Rama, Ravno, Stolac, Domaljevac-Šamac, Odžak, Orašje, Novi Travnik, Jajce, Busovača, Dobretići, Gornji Vakuf, Kiseljak, Kreševo, Vitez, Usora, and Žepče. setllements with croatian majority in BiH 1991 Croats in BiH towns 1991 Croats in BiH municipalities 1991 Results of BiH municipality elecitions 1990 Hz HB Ethnic maps of Croats by settlements, towns and municipalities. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity Federation Canton 10 Land area 994 km² Population (2003 census) 32,454 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 34 Mayor Luka ÄŒelan (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area Population (1991 census) 29,321 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 34 Mayor Zdravko Prka (HSP) Website http://www. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... PosuÅ¡je is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina which is located in the West Herzegovina Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina entity. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area 289 km² Population (1991 census) 27,182 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 39 Mayor Nevenko Barbarić (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Å iroki Brijeg is a town and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in northern Herzegovina. ... Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Mayor Mate Å imunović (HDZ) Land area Population (1991 census) 15,976 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 39 Subdivisions Website http://www. ... Location of ÄŒapljina in BiH Coat of arms of ÄŒapljina ÄŒapljina is a town and the seat of its municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... ÄŒitluk Coat of Arms ÄŒitluk is a town located in southern Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at 43°29′ N 17°17′ E. It is a municipality of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Mostar (Мостар) is a city and municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Land area Population (1991 census) 4,268 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 36 Mayor Đure Obradović (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Municipality president Jozo Vukoja (HDZ) Land area Population (1991 census) 19,601 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 36 Subdivisions Website http://www. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area 447km² Population (1991 census) 527 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 36 Mayor Andrija Å imunović (HDZ) Website Ravno is a town and the seat of its municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Stolac is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in southern Herzegovina. ... The municipality of Domaljevac-Å amac is one of the newly created municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area Population (1991 census) 30,651 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 31 Mayor Luka Jurić (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area Population (1991 census) 28,211 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 31 Mayor Đuro Topić (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Novi Travnik is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area Population (1991 census) 45,007 Population density Area code +387 30 Mayor Nisvet Hrnjić (SDA) Website http://www. ... Busovača is a small town in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The municipality of Dobretići is one of the youngest and smallest municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina hence being one of the poorest municipalities as well. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area 402,7 km² Population (1991 census) 25,130 Population density (1991 census) 6. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area 164 km² Population (1991 census) 24,426 Population density Area code +387 30 Mayor Mladen MiÅ¡urić (HDZ) Website http://www. ... KreÅ¡evo is a town and the seat of its municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Shield of Vitez Vitez (Serbian: Витез) is a town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Usora is a historic toponim of Bosnia and Herzegovina surrounding the river and the nearby area of the same name. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area ZE-DO kanton Population (1991 census) 22,840 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 32 Mayor Mato Zovko (HDZ) Website http://www. ...


Culture

See also: Culture of Croatia

One of the most important cultural institutions for the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Croats is the Croatian Cultural Society Napredak. It helps educate Croatian youths by granting university scholarships. Napredak also works to promote culture. It has dozens of branches throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, as well as the Croatian diaspora. In the diaspora it is one of the main concert organizers for Croatian artists. The culture of Croatia has roots in a long history: the Croatian people have been inhabiting the area for thirteen centuries, but there are important remnants of the earlier periods still preserved in the country. ... HKD Napredak (fully Hrvatsko Kulturno Društvo Napredak, or Croatian Cultural Society Napredak) is a cultural society of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


The University of Mostar is the only Croatian language institute of higher education in the country. Many of the nation's Croats also attend universities in Croatia, with the University of Zagreb being the most popular. The University of Mostar (Croatian: Sveučilište u Mostaru; Latin: Universitas Studiorum Mostariensis) is the only Croatian language university in Bosnia and Herzegovina at this time. ... Croatian language (hrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic language which is used primarily by the inhabitants of Croatia and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina and parts of the Croatian diaspora. ... The University of Zagreb (Croatian Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Latin Universitas Studiorum Zagrabiensis) is the oldest Croatian university in continuous operation and also the oldest university in southeastern Europe. ...


There are currently two major Croatian music festivals in the country: Etnofest Neum and Melodije Mostara. These festivals regularly attract the best native Bosnian and Herzegovinian Croat singers as well as top artists within Croatia itself. The Croatian Music Festival Etnofest Neum (natively Hrvatski Glazbeni Festival Etnofest Neum) is a music festival held annually in Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Melodije Mostara (English Melodies of Mostar) is a music festival held annually in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


Religion

See also: Roman Catholicism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croats form the core of the Catholic Church in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The metropolitan diocese is the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna. There are also dioceses centred in Banja Luka and in Mostar, which is the largest. The parish of Međugorje is a significant Marian shrine which attracts large numbers of pilgrims each year. The Roman Catholic Church in Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome. ... The Roman Catholic Church in Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vrhbosna is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in eastern Bosnia. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Banja Luka is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in western Bosnia. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church encompassing Herzegovina. ... St. ... A Virgin Mary shrine is a shrine marking an apparition or other miracle ascribed to the Blessed Virgin Mary. ...


Sport

Croatian-run clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina number among the most successful. They are arguably over-represented in terms of national championships in relation to percentage of the population. In football NK Zrinjski Mostar, NK Široki Brijeg, NK Brotnjo, and HNK Orašje are some of the most successful. Collectively, they have won one national Cup and four national Championships since national competition began in 2000. Other popular Croatian-run clubs are NK Žepče, NK Posušje, NK SAŠK Napredak and HNK Ljubuški. The clubs themselves are often among the nation's most multi-ethnic. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... NK Zrinjski Mostar is a football team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... NK Å iroki Brijeg is a Bosnia-Herzegovinan football team from the town of Å iroki Brijeg that currently plays in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... NK Brotnjos Crest NK Brotnjo is a football club based out of ÄŒitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... HNK OraÅ¡je is a football club from OraÅ¡je, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Football Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a knock-out football competition contested annually by teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Premier League is the top football league in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... NK Žepče is a football club from Žepče, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... NK PosuÅ¡je is a football club based out of PosuÅ¡je, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... NK SAÅ K Napredak is a football club from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... HNK LjubuÅ¡ki is a football club from LjubuÅ¡ki, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


Prior to 2000, the Croats ran their own First League of Herzeg-Bosnia in football. However, they have joined the UEFA-approved Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina's league system. Bosnia and Herzegovina has produced many successful interntionals, both for the Croatian national team and the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The First League of Herzeg-Bosnia served as the top football league for Croatian clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the countrys war and post-war periods of the 1990s. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... ć The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (in Bosnian: Nogometni/Fudbalski Savez Bosne i Hercegovine or N/FSBiH) is the chief officiating body of football in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... First international Croatia 2–1 U.S.A. (Zagreb, Croatia; 17 October 1990) (but see text) Biggest win Croatia 7–0 Australia (Zagreb, Croatia; 6 June 1998) Croatia 7–0 Andorra (Zagreb, Croatia; 7 October 2006) Biggest defeat Slovakia 4–1 Croatia (Bratislava, Slovakia; 20 April 1994 (but see text... First international  Iran 1 - 3 Bosnia and Herzegovina (Tehran, Iran; June 6, 1993) Biggest win Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 - 0 Liechtenstein  (Zenica, B&H; October 7, 2001) Biggest defeat  Argentina 5 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina (La Plata, Argentina; May 14, 1998) The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team is the...


Politics

See also: Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are several Croatian political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina, many corresponding to parties within Croatia itself. The Croatian Democratic Union, Croatian Democratic Union 1990, and the Croatian Party of Rights are the most popular parties. The Croatian Peasant Party, New Croatian Initiative, Croatian Right Bloc, People's Party Work for Betterment are relatively minor Croatian parties. Politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine, HDZ BiH) is a political party of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Croatian Democratic Union 1990 (Croatian: Hrvatska demokratska zajednica 1990, HDZ 1900) is a political party of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Croatian Party of Rights (Hrvatska Stranka Prava) is a right-wing Croatian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Croatian Peasant Party (Hrvatska Seljacka Stranka) is a Croatian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The New Croatian Initiative (Nova Hrvatska Inicijativa) is a Croatian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Croatian Right Bloc (Hrvatski Pravaški Blok) is a Croatian political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Peoples Party Work for Betterment (Croatian:Narodna Stranka Radom za Boljitak) is a multi-ethnic party in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which enjoys support from all ethnic groups in Bosnia, but most of its members and voters are Croats. ...


Politically, Croats are the most marginalized in the country. Within the Federation, Croats are outnumbered by Bosniaks, while they are even more outnumbered on the federal level. Croats retain a member in the nation's presidency. The current Croatian president is Željko Komšić. However, even this post is becoming a sign of political marginilization as Komšić has been widely accused of being elected into power based on a loophole in which ethnic Bosniaks can choose to vote for the Croat president. Željko KomÅ¡ić (IPA: ) (born January 20, 1964, Sarajevo) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian politician of Croatian descent. ...


In 2005, a conference on the Constitutional-law position of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Neum. It addressed ways to fix the political system. The Constitutional-law position of Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina - language, education, culture and media (Croatian: Ustavno-pravni položaj Hrvata u BiH - jezik, obrazovanje, kultura i mediji) was a conference held in Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina on October 27th and 28th, 2005. ...


List of famous Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Art

  • Gabrijel Jurkić - painter
  • Kristian Kreković - painter

Writing Self-Portrait Gabrijel Jurkić (24 March 1886 — 25 February 1974) was a Bosnian Croat artist. ... Kristian Krekovic (1901-1985), outstanding Croatian artist, born in the village of Koprivna near Tuzla in Bosnia - Herzegovina, in the family of forester from Croatian region of Lika, died in Palma de Mallorca. ...

  • Dalibor Brozović - linguist
  • Matija Divković - writer
  • Tomislav Ladan - novelist and critic
  • Ivo Pranjković - linguist
  • Antun Branko Šimić - poet
  • Miljenko Jergović - writer

Nobel Prize winners Dalibor Brozović (July 28, 1927) is a Croatian linguist. ... Divkovićs Besjede, Venice, 1616 Matija Divković ( 1563 - August 21, 1631) was a Croatian writer, the founder of the Croatian literature in Bosnia. ... Tomislav Ladan (born 1932, Ivanjica, Serbia) is a Croatian essayist, critic, novelist, and polymath. ... Ivo Pranjković (August 17, 1947) is a Croatian linguist. ... Antun Branko Šimić (November 18, 1898 – May 2, 1925) was a Croatian expressionist poet. ... Miljenko Jergović (born 1966 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian Croat prose writer. ...

  • Ivo Andrić - writer
  • Vladimir Prelog - chemist
  • Zvonimir Sola - literature

Military and politics Ivo Andrić (Cyrillic: Иво Андрић; October 9, 1892 – March 13, 1975) was a Serb from Bosnia, novelist, short story writer, and the 1961 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature from Yugoslavia. ... Vladimir Prelog (July 23, 1906 – January 7, 1998) was a renowned Bosnian - Croatian chemist who worked in Prague, Zagreb and Zurich and who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1975. ...

  • Milan Bandić - politician
  • Mate Boban - politician
  • Dragan Čović - politician
  • Mladen Ivanković-Lijanović - politician and businessman
  • Ivo Miro Jović - politician
  • Stjepan Kljuić - politician
  • Željko Komšić - politician
  • Niko Lozančić - politician
  • Nikola Mandić - politician
  • Ante Marković - politician, last prime minister of SFR Yugoslavia
  • Branko Mikulić - politician
  • Ante Pavelić - leader during NDH
  • Andrijica Šimić - hajduk
  • Gojko Šušak - politician
  • Peter Tomich - U.S. soldier
  • Hrvoje Vukčić - nobility

Media and singers Milan Bandić Milan Bandić (b. ... Mate Boban Mate Boban (1940 - July 7, 1997) was a Herzegovian Croat politician and leader of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Croats during the Bosnian-Herzegovinian War. ... Dragan Čović was a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representing the nations Croat population. ... Mladen Ivanković Lijanović (born August 22, 1960 in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian politician and businessman. ... Ivo Miro Jović (born July 15, 1950 in Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is the Croat member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, elected in the Parliament on May 9, 2005 following the sacking of Dragan Čović by the High Representative on charges of corruption. ... Stjepan Kljuić (born December 19, 1939 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian-Croat politician and academic who has been an active participant in Bosnian politics since Bosnian independence. ... Željko Komšić (IPA: ) (born January 20, 1964, Sarajevo) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian politician of Croatian descent. ... Niko Lozančić (born 1957 in Kakanj) is the current president of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (since January 27, 2003). ... Nikola Mandić (Travnik, January 20, 1869 – Zagreb, June 7, 1945), was a Croatian politician. ... Ante Marković (born November 25, 1924 in Konjic, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) was the last prime minister of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. ... The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the Yugoslav state that existed from 1945 to 1992. ... Branko Mikulić Branko Mikulić was a president of Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1970s and one of the leading Bosnian politicians during the communist rule in former Yugoslavia. ... Ante Pavelić (July 14, 1889 – December 28, 1959) was the leader (Poglavnik) and founding member of the Croatian national socialist/fascist Ustaše movement in the 1930s and later the leader of the Independent State of Croatia, a puppet state[1] [2] of Nazi Germany during World War II. // Paveli... Andrijica Šimić (1833 – February 5, 1905) was a hajduk from Herzegovina. ... Gojko Šušak (April 16, 1945 – May 3, 1998) was Croatian Minister of Defence from 1991 to 1998 and President Franjo Tuđmans closest associate and confidant. ... Peter Tomich was born in Prolog, Austria, in what later became Yugoslavia, on 3 June 1893. ... Hrvoje Vukčić in Hrvojes Missal (1404) Hrvoje Vukčić (Kotor around 1350-1416) was a Ban of Croatia, Grand Duke of Bosnia and a Herzog of Split. ...

  • Luka Balvan - singer
  • Željko Bebek - singer
  • Mate Bulić - singer
  • Ivo Gregurević - actor
  • Ivana Marić - singer
  • Mija Martina singer
  • Anica Martinović - 1995 Miss World runner-up, parents from Tomislavgrad
  • Ivan Mikulić - singer
  • Ivana Miličević - actress
  • Vesna Pisarović - singer

Sports Luka Balvan (born Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian Croat musician and songwriter. ... Goran Bregović, Zoran Redžić and Željko Bebek on 2005 Bijelo Dugme concert in Sarajevo Željko Bebek (born December 16, 1945) is a popular Bosnian Croat singer. ... Mate Bulić is a pop/folk singer in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. ... Ivo Gregurević (born October 7, 1952 in OraÅ¡je, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a Croatian actor. ... Ivana Marić (born 1982 in ÄŒapljina, Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a Bosnian singer, best known as one of the members of Feminnem girl band. ... Mija Martina Barbarić (born April 26, 1984) is a singer from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Anica Kovač (born Martinović on March 3, 1976) is a former model best known for being first runner up in the Miss World 1995 competition and to her marriage to Croatian footballer Robert Kovač. She was born in Berlin, Germany to Croatian parents from Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Ivan Mikulić (born May 8, 1968 in Mostar, Yugoslavia, now Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Croatian singer, most well known outside his country for having represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, singing You Are The Only One. Mikulić has a large vocal range, which was demonstrated in his... Ivana Miličević (born April 26, 1974 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, {formerly Yugoslavia}) is a Bosnian-born actress. ... Vesna Pisarović (born April 9, 1978) is a Croatian pop singer. ...

  • Darijo Srna - soccer, father from Bosanski Brod
  • Mario Bazina - soccer player
  • Miroslav Blažević - Croatian soccer coach
  • Denis Buntić - handball player
  • Marin Čilić - tennis player
  • Vedran Ćorluka - football player
  • Ivica Džidić - football player
  • Anton Josipović - boxing
  • Ivan Klasnić - football player, parents from Bosnia
  • Niko Kovač - football player, parents from Livno
  • Robert Kovač - football player parents from Livno
  • Ivan Ljubičić - tennis player
  • Vlatko Marković - former footbal player, current presiden of Croatian Football Federation
  • Mladen Petrić - football player, born in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Zoran Planinić - basketball player
  • Josip Šimunić - football player, father from Bosnia
  • Vlado Šola - handball player
  • Mario Stanić - former football player
  • Davor Šuker - former football player, parents from Livno
  • Stjepan Tomas - football player
  • Boris Živković - fotball player
  • Blaž Slišković - former football player, football coach
  • Boro Primorac - former football player, first team coach at Arsenal F.C.
  • Ivan Rakitić - football player, mother from Žepče
  • Saša Papac - football player
  • Jerko Leko - football player, parents from Grude

Religion Darijo Srna [] (born May 1, 1982 in Metković) is a Croatian football player who, as of 2004, plays for Shakhtar Donetsk. ... Bosanski Brod (Serbian: Босански Брод or Bosanski Brod; Bosnian: Bosanski Brod; Croatian: Bosanski Brod) also known as Brod (Брод), formerly known as Srpski Brod (Српски Брод), is a town and municipality located on the right bank of the river Sava in the north of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Mario Bazina (born September 8, 1975 in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Croatian footballer. ... Miroslav Ćiro Blažević [] (born February 10, 1935) is a famous Bosnian-Croatian football manager. ... Marin Čilić (born on September 28, 1988; in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. ... Vedran Ćorluka (born February 5, 1986) is a Croatian football defenderwho plays for Dinamo Zagreb, his favourite team. ... Ivica Džidić (born 8 February 1984 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina by then part of Yugoslavia) is a Bosnia born Croatian football player who as of 2005 plays for NK Zrinjski Mostar. ... Anton Ante Josipović (born October 22, 1962 in Banja Luka) was an Bosnian boxer from Croatian heritage, who won the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. ... Ivan Klasnić [] (born January 29, 1980) is a German-born Croatian football player who currently plays for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. ... Niko Kovač [] (born October 15, 1971) is a German-born Croatian football midfielder of Bosnian Croat heritage. ... Robert Kovač [] (born April 6, 1974 in Berlin, Germany) is a Croatian football defender of Bosnian Croat descent. ... Ivan Ljubičić ([], born March 19, 1979) is a Croatian tennis player. ... Vlatko Marković (born 1 January 1937 in Bugojno, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)) was a Croatian football player, football manager, and current president of Croatian Football Federation (as of 2006). ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Football (soccer) governing bodies | Croatian football ... Mladen Petrić [] (born January 1, 1981), is a Croatian football striker. ... Zoran Planinić (born September 12, 1982, in Mostar, Yugoslavia (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)) is a Croatian professional basketball player currently a member of TAU Cerámica in Spanish ACB leagues top division. ... Josip Joe Šimunić [] (born February 18, 1978 in Canberra) is a Croatian football player central defender whose ability to read a game compensates for his lack of pace. ... Vlado Šola (born November 16, 1968) is a Croatian team handball player. ... Mario Stanić (born April 10, 1972 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a former Croatian football midfielder. ... Davor Šuker, (born January 1, 1968 in Osijek, Croatia to parents from Livno, Croatian part of Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a former Croatian footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the 1990s. ... Stjepan Tomas (born March 6, 1976, Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Croatian football player who currently plays as defender for Galatasaray of Istanbul. ... Boris Živković [] (born November 15, 1975 in Živinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Bosnian-born Croatian football player. ... Blaž Baka Slišković (born May 30, 1959 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia) was a famous Yugoslav football player. ... Boro Primorac (born December 5, 1954 in Mostar) is a Bosnian football player and coach. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Entity {{{entity}}} Land area ZE-DO kanton Population (1991 census) 22,840 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 32 Mayor Mato Zovko (HDZ) Website http://www. ... Saša Papac (born February 7, 1980 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian football defender. ... Jerko Leko (born April 9, 1980 in Zagreb) is a Croatian football player who currently plays for AS Monaco FC after joining on a free transfer from Dynamo Kyiv. ... Location in Bosnia and Herzegovina General Information Mayor Mate Šimunović (HDZ) Land area Population (1991 census) 15,976 Population density Coordinates Area code +387 39 Subdivisions Website http://www. ...

  • Didak Buntić - Franciscan friar
  • Franjo Komarica - Catholic prelate, Bishop of Banja Luka
  • Dominik Mandić - Franciscan friar, historian and politician
  • Grga Martić - Franciscan friar and writer
  • Ivan Merz - catholic priest, beatified by Pope John Paul II
  • Vinko Puljić - Cardinal and Archbishop of Vrhbosna

There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Dr. Franjo Komarica (born 1946 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Bosnian Croat Catholic prelate, the Bishop of Banja Luka since 1985. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      This article... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Banja Luka is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in western Bosnia. ... Dominik Mandić ( December 2, 1889 - August 23, 1973) was a Bosnian Croat historian and politician, a member of the Franciscan Order. ... Grga Martić (born 1822, PosuÅ¡je, Bosnia Province, Ottoman Empire) was a Croatian friar and writer from Herzegovina. ... Ivan Merz (born on December 16, 1896 in Banja Luka - died on May 10, 1928) was a Croatian lay academic, beatified by Pope John-Paul II on Sunday, June 22, 2003 at the time of a visit of Banja Luka (Bosnia). ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Vinko Puljić (born 8 September, 1945) is a Cardinal Priest of the Roman Catholic Church in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Cardinal Priests are the most numerous of the three orders of Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vrhbosna is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in eastern Bosnia. ...

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