Bosnian voice-over production made simple
As an established Bosnian voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Bosnian Voice-Over Service and Bosnian Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Bosnian voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Bosnian voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Bosnian voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Bosnian voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Bosnian audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Bosnian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Bosnian language
Bosnian belongs to the Southern Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is based on the Shtokavian dialect of Serbo-Croatian, along with Croatian, Serbian and Montenegrin. These languages are all mutually intelligible (until the break-up of SFR Yugoslavia, they were treated as a single Serbo-Croatian language).
The history of the Bosnian language can be traced back to at least the 11th century, when it was written using a Cyrllic script, reflecting the country’s large Muslim population and influence from Islamic languages. Today a Latin script is generally used, although the Cyrillic version is still officially recognised.
Although the first Bosnian dictionary was written in the early 1630s (compared to the first Serbian dictionary, which only appeared in the mid-19th century), Bosnian did not establish itself as a standard language in the 19th century in the same way that Serbian and Croatian did. This is largely due to the fact that the Bosnian elite used other languages – Turkish, Arabic and Persian – to communicate at this time.
Since becoming independent, Bosnia-Herzegovina has been re-establishing its national identity, along with reviving the original Bosnian language. Read more
Which countries have Bosnian as a national language?
Bosnian is one of three official languages of Bosnia-Herzegovina, along with Croatian and Serbian. It is recognised as a minority language in Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia.
How many people speak Bosnian as their first language?
It is estimated that almost three million people speak Bosnian.
Did you know…
- There is some controversy over the use of the name ‘Bosnian’ for the language, with many preferring ‘Bosniak’. This is to define it as the language spoken by the Bosniak people – Bosnian Muslims – rather than the national language of all Bosnians (Bosnian Croats mostly speak Croatian, Bosnian Serbs mostly speak Serbian).
- Bosnian/Bosniak differs from other varieties of Serbo-Croatian in that it includes many Arabic, Turkish and Persian loanwords.
The Bosnian economy
Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of Europe’s poorest countries, with a struggling economy and high unemployment. This is a legacy of the 1992-95 interethnic war that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia, and which resulted in production falling by around 80% and half the population (two million people) leaving the country.
Among the current government’s priorities are accession to the European Union, membership of the World Trade Organisation, and the development of a competitive private sector.
One promising aspect of the country’s economy is the tourism industry, which is set to continue its current growth; according to the WTO, Bosnia-Herzegovina will have the third highest expending tourist industry between 1995 and 2020.