|Regions with significant populations|
|Bosnian · Slovene|
|Predominantly Sunni Islam, minority irreligion|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Bosniaks, Slovenes and other South Slavic peoples|
Bosniaks are an ethnic group living in Slovenia. According to the last census from 2002, the total number of Bosniaks in Slovenia was 32,009 as they comprised 1.6% of the total population of Slovenia. According to the last census, they are the third largest minority ethnic group in Slovenia, after Serbs and Croats.
Bosniaks in Slovenia primarily live in the capital city of Slovenia; Ljubljana. There are dispersed populations of Bosniaks living in various cities and towns in Slovenia, though most choose to live in Ljubljana. Many Bosniaks have left Slovenia for other Western countries and Bosnia. Bosniaks make up a tiny percentage of Slovenia's population, however today, many Bosniaks have retained their identity and culture.
During the First World War, a Bosniak regiment made up primarily of Bosnian Muslims were sent to fight on the Italian front. One of the soldiers who fought there was a boy called Elez Dervi?evi?, the youngest soldier to fight in the Soca battle in World War I. Elez was 11 years old when he served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. In Log pod Mangartom there is a statue of Elez's father dedicated to him.
Many Bosniaks have emigrated to Slovenia from their native Bosnia since the 1960s, primarly due to economic factors and chances for better employment. At the time, it was noted that most of the general Slovenian population looked down on their neighbours from other Yugoslav republics, but among others, Bosniaks and Serbs were the most disliked and unwelcomed. This mindset would continue well after the break-up of Yugoslavia, as Slovenia was the only member-country of the EU to oppose Croatia's EU bid, despite of the fact that Croats and Slovenes have historically shared the most cultural and traditional values of any other southern Slavish nations (such as the fact that they were the only predominant Catholic nations in the former Yugoslavia). Slovenians grouped Bosniaks with Serbians, Croatians and Macedonians. These groups were often called ju?njaki (southerners), ta spodni (those from down there), ?efurj and ?vedi (Swedes), all had negative connotations.