Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1999)


“Jedna si Jedina”was written by Edin Dervišhalidović (nicknamed “Dino Merlin”), a popular music star in Bosnia, the music was taken from a Bosnian folk song “S one strane Plive” (“On the other side of the Pliva river”). It was adopted in November of 1992, several months after independence in March 1992, however, because of its close ties with the Bosniak community (and perceived exclusion of the Croat and Serb communities), a new anthem was adopted in 1999. Today, many members of the Bosniak community still associate more with this anthem.

Special thanks to: Haris Dizdar for correcting some of this information.