Language Scientific’s Bosnian Translation Services

Language Scientific provides premium Bosnian translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Bosnian. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Bosnian language services including:

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Bosnian Language Statistics/Facts

Bosnian is the official language of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The countries Albania, Serbia and Kosovo also consider Bosnian to be a minority language. There are approximately two to three million native Bosnian speakers, however due to the current political situation it has been more than a decade since an official census has been held. Croatian and Serbian are also commonly spoken languages in the region and the combined three are spoken by the majority of citizens.

The three major ethnic groups tend to speak their own respective languages. Bosnians speak Bosnian, Serbs speak Serbian and the Croats speak Croatian. These three languages are mutually intelligible although they are categorized as distinctly separate languages. Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian are the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnian is categorized under the Indo-European language family and belongs to the South Slavic subgroup of languages. Bosnian has a unique written form as it follows both the Latin and Cyrillic writing scripts.

Countries Where Bosnian Is Spoken

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Montenegro
  • United States
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia

Bosnian Country Data

Country: Bosnian and Herzegovina

Capital: Sarajevo
Population: 3,856,181
Parliamentary Republic: President Dragan Covic
Currency: Marka or the Convertible Mark
GDP (ppp): $11,000
Unemployment: 28%
Government Type: Parlimentary Republic
Industries: Agriculture, Chemical Refining, Fertilizers, Lumbering, Mining, Hydroelectric Power, Petroleum Refining and Wood Processing

Bosnian Language History

The earliest archaeological artifacts found in the Bosnian region are traced back to the Illyrian tribes. During the Neolithic period, the Illyrians were an ethnic community that migrated around the Balkan Peninsula and settled in the land of modern day Bosnia and Herzegovina. These early tribal communities are thought to have inhabited the region peacefully until the Romanization of many European regions including the Balkan Peninsula. Upon the Roman rule of the territory, it is thought that the culture of the Illyrians was not expelled and was actually adopted into the Roman culture. Starting in the 6th century, groups of Slavic people came to the Bosnia and Herzegovina region. With these people came the Slavic languages which were adopted by the region for approximately the following three centuries.

Bosnia was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire from the 15th to 19th centuries. Under this phase of rule, the prior Slavic language was influenced by the Turkish languages of the Ottoman Empire. The region also experienced a religious transition as well. Christianity was popular and natives held strong ties to the Bosnian Orthodox Church. Due to the newly appointed rule of the Ottoman Empire, most Bosnian people converted to Islam. Along with this religious shift came the adoption of certain Islamic linguistic changes to Bosnian. Today Islam, Serbian Orthodox and Roman Catholicism are the three most popular religions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The next period of ownership over Bosnia and Herzegovina lands was held by the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Under this rule, the government announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina from their empire, which sparked a major social and political controversy. This period ended in 1918 with the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke and eventual heir to Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was brought to an end during World War I. For the remainder of the 20th century, Bosnia was dominated by the Kingdom of Yugoslavia until the middle of World War II in 1941 when the Germans invaded Yugoslavia. Since the Bosnian war ended in 1995, Bosnia and Herzegovina has undergone a period of peace and restructuring. The area has continued to experience relative tranquility ever since it gained independence and declared a written constitution in 1995.

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