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Bosnian diaspora consists of Bosnian emigrants and their descendants in countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Australia and elsewhere. There are an estimated 2,000,000 Bosnians living outside Bosnia and Herzegovina. [1 ]
The Bosnian diaspora was the consequence of either voluntary departure, coercion and/or forced migrations or expulsions that occurred on several occasions since the 1870s:
In the late 19th century to the east and west caused by the invading forces of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the early 20th century between the two wars, Bosnians moved to the east and west. They fled to
Turkey, Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and United States of America (with Canada included). This occurred mostly during the Second World War. The
Bosnian War in the early 1990s (from 1992 to 1995). Many Bosnian refugees sought asylum in Western Europe and Oceania ( Australia and New Zealand) / ( Spain and the Netherlands, and the non- EU nations of Norway and Switzerland), North America, the Middle East, the former USSR (i.e. Russia and Ukraine).
Today there are an estimated 500,000 Bosnian diaspora in America, 200,000 in Germany, 30,000 in the UK, 40,000 in Belgium and so on.
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