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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bosniaks (46.1% of the population), Serbs (37.9%), and Croats (14.6%) form the largest ethnic groups in the country. Since the break-up of Yugoslavia, Bosniak has replaced Muslim as an ethnic term in part to avoid confusion with the religious term Muslim — an adherent of Islam. Also note that ethnicity and religion mostly overlap; with Muslims (4544% of the population, mostly Bosniaks, minority Gypsies), Orthodox Christians (36%, mostly Serbs), and Catholic Christians (1516%, mostly Croats) being the three main faith groups of the country. There are also some Protestants and Jews as well. Nevertheless, country is highly secular and religion is seen as more of a traditional and cultural identity than a set of rituals and rules.

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