Bosnian belongs to the South Slavic group of the Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. Bosnian language, much like other Slavic languages in the Balkans, has its roots in the old-Slavic language. It began to develop independently from the 11th century, from the establishment of a single geo-political territory called Bosnia and the first written monuments in the Bosnian vernacular. From the time of Austrian-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina until the breakup of Yugoslavia, the language was largely replaced by Serbo-Croatian, which was adopted as the common language of Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks and Montenegrins. After the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Bosnian again became the most represented official language of Bosnia and Herzegovina, next to the other two – Croatian and Serbian.
Bosnian is spoken by roughly 2.5 million people in the world.
Where is Bosnian Spoken?
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Bosnian Translation Tips
• There are three genders in the Bosnian language – masculine, feminine and neuter – and three numbers – singular, plural, and sometimes dual.
• There are no articles in the Bosnian language.
• The main tenses in the Bosnian language are Present, Future, Pluperfect, Future perfect, Imperative, and Conditional.
• Word order in Bosnian is Subject-Predicate-Object. However, other orders are possible