Some historians have pointed out that the residents of Bosnia are ethnically much the same and have chosen to identify as Croats or Serbs primarily for religious and political reasons.
From 1992 until 1995, Bosnian Serbs waged a war against non-Serbs.
The inland is a geographically larger region and has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold and snowy winters.
The southern tip of the country has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography.
Over two million Bosniaks live in the Balkans, with an estimated additional million settled and living around the world.
Bosnia's capital is Sarajevo, the site of the 1984 Winter Olympics. Almost 95 percent of the population speaks Bosnian, also called Serbo-Croatian.Partly due to this, According to the Bosniak entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, the first preserved use of "Bosniak" in English was by British diplomat and historian Paul Rycaut in 1680 as Bosnack, cognate with post-classical Latin Bosniacus (1682 or earlier), French Bosniaque (1695 or earlier) or German Bosniak (1737 or earlier).In the Slavic languages, -ak is a common suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, for instance also found in the ethnonym of Poles (Polak) and Slovaks (Slovák).Geologic evidence is not indicative of any significant faulting or the processes of the glaciations in the area that would otherwise affect the existence, geometry and texture of these sides.The measurements made by the Geodetic Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate that the sides of the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun (BPS) are exactly aligned with the cardinal sides of the world (North-South, East-West), which is one of the characteristics often noted with the existing pyramids in Egypt, Peru, Guatemala or China.