Bosnian diaspora

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The 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:

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.


  1. ^ "BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA MIGRATION PROFILE". Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina. March 2010.