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Defter of Isa-beg Krajiste from 1455 (Krajiste Isa bega Isakovica, zbirni katastarski popis iz 1455.), Sabanovic
GULAM (ar.Gulam) boy, servant, slave, vassal
Therefore the evidence does not exist. I asked for a proof and link where it is claimed that word Gulam means servant or anything else. Only Sabanovic claims that and it is his personal opinion without any verifiable evidence especially from Turkish sources. In register of the Bosnian army from year 1526. Sabanovic proves its claims with words I quote
probably and seems like
therefore there is no proof whatexactly term Gulam means.
I saw that Ahmed Aličić use "encyclopedia of Islam" as evidence for word Gulam and it should be respected.
However and for term Merd he says that that can be lexical synonym with word Gulam, but the word Merd has an older meaning whose "servant" origin is forgotten. If is true that term Merd in fact means Servant then and soliders with ethnonym Bosnia has the same source because they are mentioned as Merdovi.
Since most of Croats are marked as Gulam it does not mean that they are brought from another place as slaves, same goes and for Bosnians. They are autochthonous Croats under Turkish rule which also exist in Bosnia and wider Sandžak area ( that proves and other historical sources). This is just one of the evidence who speaks about presence of Croats in the area of eastern Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bosnia etc.
This register from year 1526. does not say about capture or taking Croats from one place to another, it's just talking about Croats in this area. "According to reports of the provinces Carinthia, Kranjska and Styria (Slovenia), Turks were by year 1508. take to slavery or killed allegedly 200,000 Slovenians."
If these slaves are brought to Bosnia where is this visible? Very likely Croatian and Slovenian slaves going to Turkey, that would be logic.
Borders of Sanjak of Herzegovina in that time does not enter much to Croatia state from that time(it should be then under Bosnian rule), for Sanjak of Bosnia I do not have maps from that time. I know that Klis fell under Turks year 1537. Knin year 1522. Benkovac year 1538.
Most of Dalmatia fall under Turks at the time occurrence of Bosnian army register or later, so it is a question exactly from which concrete areas are Croats in the Bosnian army register with consideration that there are a lot of them, who are their descendants today since they all have Muslim names?
It is interesting that Ahmed Aličić considers that these Croats from that register are from Knin, Drniš area? He states that it is not a large geographical area but number of Muslims from that area is very large? Croatian wikipedia states that Nahia(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahiyah) in Drniš was already established in year 1528. this would mean that Croats were Islamized in a couple of years which is unlikely because the Turkish administration comes there in year 1528. I do not think that these Croats are just from that small area, they must also be from Bosnia.