called the River Bosna, which is perhaps from an Indo-European root *bhog- "existing." As a name or adjective for some body indeed there, Bosnian (1788) is older in English than Bosniac (1836, from Russian Bosnyak).
the north part of Bosnia-Herzegovina
- a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; previously the main Ottoman Empire and part of Yugoslavia; voted for self-reliance in 1992 however the mostly Serbian military of Yugoslavia declined to just accept the vote and began cultural cleaning so that you can rid Bosnia of the Croats and Muslims
Asboth, An Official Tour through Bosnia and Herzegovina (London, 1890) is.