Bosnia and Herzegovina Languages

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Bosnians speak Serbo-Croatian, which is called Bosnian there. The Orthodox records are written in Serbian Church Slavonic script, derived from old Cyrillic script. The Catholic records are probably in Latin and later in Serbo-Croatian written in Roman script. Records of the Ottoman period are written in Ottoman Turkish (Turkish in Arabic script).[1]

For word lists and help researching in Bosnia and Herzegovina records, see:

Bosnia Postal History can be used to study writing styles.


References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Bosnia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1999.