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Bosnian language

The Bosnian language is one of the standard written versions of the Serbo-Croatian language, used primarily in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name for the language is fairly recent (from the early 1990s) and is a controversial issue. Croats and Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina call their language Croatian and Serbian.

The language is based on the Western variant of the Shtokavian dialect and uses both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet. However, the Latin alphabet is more commonly used.

Differences from other versions include many words of Turkish and Arabic origin and some phonetic differences.



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