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|(39,440 (by birth, 2011)
20,247 (by ancestry, 2011))
|Regions with significant populations|
|Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane|
|Australian English · Bosnian|
|Predominantly Sunni Islam|
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Bosnian Australians are Australian citizens of Bosnian ancestry or Bosnia and Herzegovina-born people who reside in Australia. According to the 2011 Australian census 39,440 Australians were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The vast majority of Bosnian migrants began arriving in Australia during and after the Bosnian War which took place between April 1992 and December 1995. There were larger waves after World War II and again in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1986 it was estimated that there were about 5,500 Bosnians in Australia.
The majority of Bosnians that arrived in Australia are Muslim, with a fewer number having Orthodox and Catholic backgrounds. Some Bosnians are inter-ethnic with some having interfaith marriages. The recent war in the 1990s created a situation where sensitivity is required in relation to ethnicity for self-identification and language spoken.
Notable Bosnian Australians
- Azra Hadzic, tennis player
- Andreja Pejic, model
- Bernard Tomic, tennis player
- Ed Husic, politician, Member for Chifley
- Reshad Strik, actor
- Husein Alicajic, filmmaker
- Haris Vrbovac, soccer player
- Dino Djulbic, soccer player
- Inga Peulich, politician
- Ned Catic, former rugby league player
- Omar Jasika, tennis player
- Milica Ilic, guitarist
- Vedrana Popovic, soccer player
- Eli Babalj, soccer player
- Marinko Matosevic, tennis player
- Monika Radulovic, model
- "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government.
- "Migration, Australia, 2011–12 and 2012–13" (XLS). Australian Bureau of Statistics. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. (table 9.1 of downloadable XL file: "Estimated resident population, Country of birth, State/territory, Age and sex – 30 June 2011")