Dating a bosnian
Ethnic cleansing and genocide during the Bosnian War (1991–95) have had an effect on the territorial distribution of the population.
by their historic tie to the Bosnian historical region, traditional majority adherence to Islam since the 15th and 16th centuries, common culture and Bosnian language.Its rather misleading name suggests that it has been related exclusively to the territory of Bosnia, which is not true, since it was used in Herzegovina, Dalmatia and on some Croatian islands as well. `Bosancica', can be seen in Croatian texts written in Istria, see below.The name of `western Cyrillic', which also appears in the literature, is even more imprecise (`western' with respect to what? It seems to be appropriate to call this version of the Cyrillic script by the national name of those who used it most and who left the greatest number of written documents, as in the case of other national versions (Bulgarian Cyrillic, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian).It is interesting that some of the Croatian Catholics, who visited the Vatican in the 17th and 18th century, left their signatures written in the Croatian Cyrillic, which they call expressly the Croatian script.Thus, the Croatian Cyrillic includes the following three major regions: The name of `Bosančica' (or `bosanica') is of a relatively recent provenance - it has been created by a Croat Ciro Truhelka in 1889, at that time a very young, 24 years old scientist.