Muslim Slavs or Slavic Muslims are ethnic groups or sub-ethnic groups of Slavs who are followers of Islam. The term is most often used in study of Balkans. The majority of Slavic Muslims are found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, southern Serbia and south-west Bulgaria.[better source needed]
South Slavic Muslims
- Bosniaks, or "Bosnian Muslims", the majority group in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also a minority in Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Kosovo
- Muslims (ethnic group), constitutive people in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
- Bulgarian Muslims (or Pomaks)
- Macedonian Muslims (or Torbeši)
- Gorani, a small community in Kosovo, Albania, and Macedonia
- Croat Muslims
- Serb Muslims
- Montenegrin Muslims
- Slovenian Muslims
Ethnic Slavic Muslims in the Western Balkans follow Hanafi Sunni Islam. According to the religious ideology of Christoslavism, coined by Michael Sells, "the belief that Slavs are Christian by nature and that any conversion from Christianity is a betrayal of the Slavic race" as seen in Croatian and Serbian nationalism, Slavic Muslim are not regarded part of their ethnic kin, as by conversion to Islam, they become "Turks".
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