Macedonians in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Macedonians in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Македонци во Босна и Херцеговина
Makedonci u Bosni i Hercegovini
Македонци у Босни и Херцеговини
Total population
738 (2013 census)
Regions with significant populations
Sarajevo, Banja Luka
Macedonian, Bosnian, Croatian
predominantly Eastern Orthodox; all other religions present in North Macedonia

Macedonians in Bosnia and Herzegovina refers to the group of ethnic Macedonians who reside in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to the last census in Bosnia and Herzegovina of 1991, there were 1,596 Macedonians in the country.[1]

The 2013 census counted 738 members of the Macedonian national minority.


Macedonians started migrating to the territory of today's Bosnia and Herzegovina at the beginning of the 20th century.[2]

A new wave of Macedonians followed in the period after the Second World War, when both Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia were part of the newly established Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[1]

The Macedonians mainly settled in towns, namely Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Zenica, Bijeljina, Doboj, Derventa, Mostar, Zvornik, Prijedor and other places.[2]


The Macedonians of Bosnia and Herzegovina have established two organizations, the first one was established in Sarajevo in 1992. The other one, the Association of Macedonians of the Republic of Srpska, was founded in 2002 and is based in Banja Luka.[3]


  1. ^ a b Sve o nacionalnim manjinama u BiH Page 74. Human Rights Office Tuzla. (in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian)
  2. ^ a b Makedonci (in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian). National minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. ^ Association of National Minorities of the Republic of Srpska Association of National Minorities of the Republic of Srpska. (in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian)