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Bosnian church = first ever Protestant church, centuries before Martin Luther.
Mišljen, is there any stats where it says how many Bosniaks still follow this old and unique faith?

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The Bosnian Church (Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian: Crkva bosanska Latin: Ecclesia bosniensis) is historically thought to be an indigenous branch of the Bogomils that existed in Bosnia during the Middle Ages. Adherents of the church called themselves simply Krstjani ("Christians"). The church no longer exists and is thought to have disappeared completely after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The church's organization and beliefs are poorly understood, because few if any records were left by church members, and the church is mostly known from the writings of outside sources, primarily Roman Catholic ones.[/li]

It is an offshoot of the Orthodox Church, the origins of the sect lie in Bulgaria. Today 'The Bosnian Church' term is widely used to support the new Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) Nationalist idea, by distancing themselves from the Croatian and the Serbian influence.

1. Reference please.
2. Reference with traditions and rituals that are the same with members of Bosnian Church and Bulgarian Bogumils that prove your constatation.

The Bogomils were persecuted and settled in the region of Bosnia, together with the Cathars, they were the only heretics historically proven to have settled that region. There is no or scarce reference about Bosnian Church traditions apart from nationalistic fantasy blabbering, so there is no possibility to prove anything on hand of comparison of 'ritual and tradition'.

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Did Bogumilism originate in Bulgaria or Macedonia?

Bogomils are believed to have orginated in present day Macedonia; since Macedonia was a puffer between Serbia and Bulgaria, like Bosnia was between Croatia and Serbia, the influence changed from year to year.