Bosnian Austrians

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Bosnian Austrians
Bosanski Austrijanci
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Graz, Linz, Vienna, Salzburg
Bosnian · German
Sunni Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Other South Slavic peoples

Bosnian Austrians (locally and colloquially known as Esterajheri) are citizens of Austria whose ancestry can be traced to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The vast majority of Bosnians emigrated to Austria during and after the Bosnian War of the 1990s, though a large number emigrated as early as the 19th century.


The largest Bosnian communities in Austria are found in Graz, Linz and Wels; followed by Salzburg, Villach, and Vienna.

A historic moment for the Bosnians of Austria took place on 29 June 2013 in the city of Wels. The Trg Bošnjaka (Bosniak Square) in front of the Bosnian Austrian Cultural Center was opened as a token of appreciation and the good cooperation between Bosnian Austrians and the city administration.


According to the population census for 2014 conducted by "Statistik Austria" (Austrian federal agency for statistics), the total number of people with Bosnian migrational background in Austria was 155,050 and they comprised 1.9% of the total population.

Notable Bosnian Austrians[edit]

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