Demographic analysis of Muslim population in Republic of Croatia

Kecman, Anđelko (2015) Demographic analysis of Muslim population in Republic of Croatia. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Croatian Muslim community although small in figures have positive growth tendency. Significant impact of Islam in Croatia is noticed during the Ottoman conquests. It is known that Croatia had big Muslim minority during the Ottoman presence. That community of Muslims disappeared after Ottoman retreat. New Muslim immigration in Croatia begun after annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1878. by Austria-Hungary, peak point of that migration wave occurred after Second World War. Economic factor was dominant one in Muslim migration to Croatia. From Muslim perspective, Communist Yugoslav regime was characterized by problematic of their ethnic declaration and, subsequently, constitutional formation of ethnic Muslim people. Confusion created by identical term that describes ethnic and religious identity led to creation of ethnic Bosniaks. Already mentioned confusion created by changes in terminology is still present in Croatia, although situation is getting better.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: Muslims, Islam, Bosniaks, integration, assimilation, religion, identity
Supervisor: Šterc, Stjepan
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 48
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 09:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 09:06

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