Bosniak of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 167,915

ROP3 Code: 101629
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Southern
Language: Bosnian - (bos)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Majority Located Where

  Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ - 10,000

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 10,000

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 9,481

  St. Louis, MO - 8,977

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 6,800

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Brief Profile

The term “Bosniak” refers to the majority ethnic group of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia-Herzegovina is located in Eastern Europe across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. An estimated 2.1 million Bosniaks live in Bosnia-Herzegovina with another 2.8 million scattered around the world. They arrived in North America in three waves at the beginning of the 20th Century, during the post-World War II period in the 1950’s, and even more after the civil war in Bosnia in the 1990’s.

Most Bosniaks are Muslims that blend Western values with their Islamic traditions. Bosniak immigrants formed the first American Muslim organization in 1906 in Illinois. They work hard to maintain their Bosniak identity by forming organizations like the Congress of North American Bosniaks. Bosniaks are diverse regarding their religious devotion and assimilation into North America.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will reveal himself to the Bosniaks and soften their hearts.
  • Pray that God will save and call out Bosniak Christian leaders to establish a witness among Bosniaks in North America. Pray for their endurance and obedience.
  • Pray for more laborers to join the work in reaching Bosniaks for Christ.


Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
PG - Bosniak 2
PG - Bosniak Portrait Profile
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesQueensNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY10,000
United StatesGlendalePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ10,000
United StatesCiceroChicago-Naperville-ElginIL9,481
United StatesBevo MillSt. LouisMO8,977
United StatesLawrencevilleAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA6,800
CanadaEtobicokeToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON6,485
United StatesPinellas ParkTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL4,950
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY2,500
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO1,200
United StatesLincolnLincolnNE500
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN450
United StatesLincolnOmaha-Council BluffsNE150
United StatesPflugervilleAustin-Round RockTX70
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC22