Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina – A Place



Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in Southern Europe.


The lands that are now Bosnia and Herzegovina were once part of the Roman Empire. After the collapse, the area became the Kingdom of Bosnia. It lasted until the Ottoman Turks appeared in 1463 and took over the entire kingdom.

In the 1800s, the land became part of Austria-Hungary. It was controlled by that empire until World War I when it became a part of Yugoslavia. There were civil wars in Yugoslavia after World War II which prompted the Bosnians to fight for their independence. However, they did not gain it until 1992.

The wars within the country claimed a lot of lives as statistics show that over 100,000 were killed and over 2 million became refugees.

Modern Times

The population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is over 3 million. The official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina are Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.

The largest ethnic group is Bosniaks (50.1%). Other groups are Serbs (30.8%) and Croats (15.4%). There are other smaller groups (3.6%) including Albanians, Montenegrins, Roma, and Jewish populations.

The majority of the Bosniaks people are mainly Muslims (44%) as are many Serbs (31%) and Croats (17%). Other religions include Catholic and Orthodox Christian.


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Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg IDHg Build 16Birth CountryMother's Birth CountryMaternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10072672R1a1aBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10076133T2bCroatiaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10076779T2bBosnia and HerzegovinaUnspecifiedUnspecified
Hap10079273T2b4United StatesBosnia and HerzegovinaUnspecified
Hap10082002U1a1aBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10082003U1a1aBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10082158U1a1cBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10082166U1a1cSerbia and MontenegroBosnia and HerzegovinaUnspecified
Hap10083554Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10085305U4a2cBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10085347U4a2eSloveniaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10091176U5b1b1Bosnia and HerzegovinaUnspecifiedUnspecified
Hap10098074WBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10099121W3bCroatiaCroatiaBosnia and Herzegovina
Hap10101203X2e1bUnited StatesUnited StatesBosnia and Herzegovina
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Journal Articles

  • Babić, N., Dogan, S., Čakar, J., Pilav, A., Marjanović, D. and Hadžiavdić, V. (2017). Molecular diversity of 23 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat loci in the population of Tuzla Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Annals of Human Biology, 44(5), 419-426.