Croatian ethnic group in Hungary. The majority of them settled down from the northern and middle parts of Bosna to their villages of the vicinity of Pecs after the Turkish rule. Contrary to the modern usage of the word "Bosnian," they aren't Muslims but Catholic Croatians.
Their characteristic dance form is the circle, but they have couple dances, and dances in three, as well. Lots of elements of their songs, music, dances, and folk costumes show the old tradition from their original homeland.


Hungarian text: Jozsef Szavai
Croatian text: Vesna Velin, Ivan Tomek
English text: Eva Palfy

Special thanks

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Musicology
Museum of Ethnography


Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma
Csoóri Sándor Alap