Some of the most outstanding Croatian writers and intellectuals of the Muslim faith in Bosnia and Herzegovina are: etc.Anybody wishing to study the history of Islamic culture in Bosnia-Herzegovina seriously should consult numerous works of Hamdija Kresevljakovic (1888-1959), an outstanding Muslim Croat, member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb, author of an important monograph about history of Croatian literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Also in Hrvatsko Zagorje, near Zagreb, there is a One can find Croatian families bearing the Turkish second name of Ulama even in the NW of Croatia (Hrvatsko Zagorje).The town of Tuhelj in Hrvatsko Zagorje was given by those Croats who had to escape from the region of the village of Tuhelj in Bosnia, between Kresevo and Konjic, see [Gizdelin, pp 44, 53].Biographies of important Muslim Croats can be found in his ``Kratak pregled hrvatske knjige u Herceg - Bosni'' (A short survey of Croatian literature in Herzeg - Bosnia) printed in Sarajevo in 1912. It should be noted that the literary and scientific activity of such intellectuals has been severely suppressed during the 70 years' Yugoslav period, resulting that today a very small percentage of the entire Muslim Slav population in Bi H and Croatia has the awareness of its Croatian roots.Additional information: We can document the equivalence of the name of Bosniak and Hrvat during many centuries, until the Yugoslav period (see below).He died in the town of Rab, where on his grave the year of his death, 1525, was chiselled in Croatian Glagolitic characters.
We would like to indicate that the name of Bosniaks does not refer exclusively to Bosnian Muslims, but to Bosnian Croats too.
There is village Bosnjaci in Croatia (4,500 inhabitants prior to 1991, near Zupanja).
I did not find any village of a similar name on a map of Bosnia.
See also Vladimir Zerjavic: Muslim-Bosniaks did not secure the right of autochthony in Croatia.
I recommend the interested reader to consult BEHAR, the journal of the Cultural society of Bosniaks (more precisely: Bosniaks - Muslims) in Zagreb called Preporod, for their views on these very sensitive questions, especially an article by Esad Cimic in No22-23, p.12-15, 1996.
On the other hand the term "musliman" (with small m) had the meaning of Muslim exclusively in the religious sense.