Bosnia and Herzegovina BA

382,583

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

14,555

Indicated decisions 2014

3.8 million

Population

1.5 million

Christians
2,200 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    86/187
  • Internet Access

    67.52% (37th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Bosniak (48.4%); Serb (29.3%); Croat (16.6%); Romani/Gypsy (2.2%); Massive population shifts happened from 1991 to 2002 due to civil war and resettlement.
  • Common Languages

    Bosnian
  • Economy

    Due to wars and population shifts in 1990's, foreign aid is important.
    Poverty and organized crime are wide-spread; Youth are discouraged and 60% want to leave.
  • History / Politics

    Nation was devastated by the war in the 1990’s which displaced half the population.
    Infrastructure needs to be re-built; In 2014, flooding was severe.
    Bosnian collaboration with Nazis during WWII led to death of hundreds of thousands of Serbs.
    Yugoslavia broke up in 1992 causing a 3-way war (Serbs, Croats, and Bosnians) causing chaos.
    Now is an independent state under international oversight; Has a limited central government.
  • Spirituality

    Many Bosnians became Muslim during the Turkish 500-year reign.
    Recovery from 1990’s war continues; People need forgiveness, repentance, and reconciliation.
    Religion is connected to ethnicity (Serbs- Orthodox; Croats- Catholic; Bosnians- Muslim).
    Evangelicals and other outside groups are regarded with suspicion.
    Evangelicals have an opportunity to help unify all three adversarial groups.
  • Prayers

    Pray for forgiveness and recovery following the 1990’s wars.
    Pray that non-Christians can see Christ apart from ethnicity.
    Pray that Evangelicals can be seen as healers of people’s wounds.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.