Self-identification, statistics and their interpretation – ethnically mixed marriages, Yugoslavs and the Moslem question in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the context of the national policy of the socialist Yugoslavia
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The paper analyses the co-existence of the nations of Bosnia-Herzegovina in the context of the development of the national policy of socialist Yugoslavia. Its aim is to explain some of the key aspects involved in shaping the varied mosaic of the multi-ethnic environment of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The study analyses how far the number of ethnically mixed marriages corresponded to the high level of ethnic heterogeneity. It considers the degree to which the Bosnian population identified with the non-national Yugoslav category and how this was reflected in the ethnic composition of the country. The conclusion of the text is devoted to the development of the Moslem question and the affirmation of the Moslems as the sixth nation of Yugoslavia.