The ethnicity of Bosnia is very diverse. For over seven hundred years Croats
and Serbs have migrated into Bosnian lands and created a very large population. When the Ottoman Empire conquered Bosnia
in 1463 A.D. they established another ethnic group in Bosnia. Bosniaks or Bosnian Muslims were once Croats
or Serbs who converted to Islam when the Ottoman Turk ruled Bosnia from 1463 A.D. to 1878 A.D. Bosnia also became the
home of Germans,Hungarians, Romanians, Bulgarians, Jews, and Gypsies who came came to live in Bosnia during
the Middle Ages.
In all, Bosnia is a hodge podge nation in terms of it ethnicity. The
three main ethnic groups of Bosnia are Bosnian Croats, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Muslims. These three groups would be
heavily influenced by Croatia and Serbia, which would create an atmosphere where genocidal acts would become possible
during the Bosnian War.