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Boluk-bashi (Turkish: bölükbaşı) was an Ottoman officer rank equivalent to captain (see Military of the Ottoman Empire). The holder was in command of a bölük, a sub-division of a regiment.[1] It was higher than oda-bashi (lieutenant).

Serbian hajduks[edit]

It was adopted by the Serbian hajduks and into the Serbian Revolutionary Army as buljubaša (Serbian Cyrillic: буљубаша) or buljukbaša (буљукбаша).

People such as Janko Gagić, Arsenije Loma, Konda Bimbaša, Zeka Buljubaša, Veljko Petrović and Petar Dobrnjac had the rank of buljubaša in the prelude and during the Serbian Revolution.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Charles L. Wilkins (2010). Forging Urban Solidarities: Ottoman Aleppo 1640-1700. BRILL. p. 293. ISBN 90-04-16907-5.