Romani people in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Muslim Roma in Bosnia (around 1900)
|8,864 (1991 census)|
|Romani, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian|
Sunni Islam, |
Template:Romani people There have been Romani people in Bosnia and Herzegovina for more than 600 years. According to the 1991 census, there were 8,864 Romani in Bosnia and Herzegovina or 0.2% of the population.
Rousseau, the French consul in Bosnia estimated in 1866 a number of 9,965 or 1.1% of the population. Johann Roskiewicz estimated in 1867 the number of the Gypsies in Bosnia at 9,000 (1.2%) and in Herzegovina at 2,500 (1.1%), resulting a sum of 11,500 Romani. The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica mentions 18,000 Romani in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.6%).
Notable Bosnian Roma
- Dervo Sejdić, vice president of NGO Kali Sara Roma Information Center
- Čika Mišo, Bosnia's last shoeshiner
- Emra Tahirović, footballer