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The Herzegovinians (Hercegovci; sing. Herzegovinian, Hercegovac) are the people who hail from Herzegovina. A Herzegovinian may also go by the popular nickname of Ero. Herzegovina (natively Hercegovina/Херцеговина) is a historical region in the Dinaric Alps that composes the southern part of present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...


Herzegovinians can be Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, or a member of any other ethnic group or religion, who come from this region which comprises the southern portion of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). ... Bosniaks (natively: Bošnjaci) are South Slavs descended from those who converted to Islam during the Ottoman period (15th-19th century). ...


In the 1991 census, Herzegovina was recorded as having a population of 437,095 inhabitants. The ethnic composition of the population was the following: 206,457 were Croats (47.2%), 112,948 Bosniaks (25.8%), 93,047 Serbs (21.3%), 18,494 Yugoslavs (4.2%), and 6,149 were registered as 'others' (1.4%). 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... Bosniaks (Bosnian: Bošnjaci) are a are a Illyric people living chiefly in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro. ... Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... The Yugoslavs were a relatively short-lived nationality that was created at the time of Yugoslavia. ...


In recent years, the term Bosnian has been applied to Herzegovinians as well to try and create a national identity in the country. However, this has been mostly limited to the Bosniak population, and Serbs and Croats generally consider themselves Herzegovinians first. Bosnia comprises the larger northern portion of the nation, and by extension a Bosnian is normally a person who comes from this geographical region. Approximate borders between Bosnia (marked light) and Herzegovina (marked dark) Note: official borders between Bosnia and Herzegovina do not exist Bosnia (natively Bosna/Босна) is a historical and geographical region, located partially in the Dinaric Alps, that composes the northern part of the present-day state of Bosnia...


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The Truth About the 'HERZEGOVINIAN AFFAIR' by: Viktor Nuiæ, OFM, Dr. (19045 words)
A Herzegovinian Franciscan, Friar Didak Bunti was quite harsh in his reaction to these actions and he sent a letter to the Provincial of Bosnian Franciscans and later the Bishop of Mostar, Friar Alojzije Miši, "Thanks to this ban, we are certainly being thrown out like garbage.
At that time, the Franciscan Herzegovinian province was already riddled with the problem that parishes requested to be recognised with the appropriate decrees.
In the spring of 1976, elections were to be held for the Capitulate of the Herzegovinian Province of Franciscans, which was to elect the new administration in the Province.
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