|Traditional region||White Carniola|
|Statistical region||Southeast Slovenia|
|• Total||7.56 km2 (2.92 sq mi)|
|Elevation||269.7 m (884.8 ft)|
Bojanci (pronounced [bɔˈjaːntsi]; German: Bojanze) is a village in the Municipality of Črnomelj in the White Carniola area of southeastern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.
Bojanci was attested in 1674 as Dorff Woianze. The name is derived from the Slavic hypocorism Bojanъ, derived from the name Bojeslavъ (literally, 'he that wins fame through battle'). Like similar names (e.g., Bojanja Vas), the plural name thus means 'inhabitants of Bojan's village'. In the past the German name was Bojanze.
The village was established by Serbs that had joined the Uskok bands when fleeing Ottoman persecution (see Serbs of White Carniola). The local church is thus a Serbian Orthodox Church, dedicated to the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. It dates to the late 18th century, when it replaced its wooden predecessor.
According to the 1991 census:
- Serbs: 47 (46.1%)
- Slovenes: 18 (17.6%)
- Yugoslavs: 14 (13.7%)
- Muslims: 3 (2.9%)
- Croats: 1 (1.0%)
- Unknown: 19 (18.6%)
- Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
- Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 4.
- Črnomelj municipal site
- Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 69.
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 12913
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