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Bosman is a Dutch, Polish_language and Afrikaans toponymic surname, originally meaning "man who lives or works in the forest". (Some believe the name Bosman is from Polnish meaning Boat Man.) People with this surname include:


  • Bosman ruling, a European Court of Justice decision on association football players' contracts in an action brought by Jean-Marc Bosman
  • Bosman Brewery, a Polish brewery
  • Bosman language, a language of Papua New Guinea
  • Bosman's Potto or just potto, after Willem Bosman who described this prosimian in 1703
  • "Bosman", Polish and Russian term for some navy Petty Officers after Dutch "bootsman"/German "Bootsmann" (ship's man)

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