Women talk 'posher': Across the world in almost every language studied, females use more 'prestige', 'standard' forms of language. The exception is extreme Arabic societies where women do not participate in public life.
The writing system Links between ethnic and religious identity are also reflected in the choice of writing system. The Catholic Croatians use only the Roman script. Although significant numbers of Bosnians are Muslim, having converted to Islam at the time of Turkish rule in the fifteenth century, most identify with Croatian and also use the Roman script.
Mala kuća kamena sa tri mala prozora: zeleni im kapci i krov sav od plamena a na krovu vrapci Eastern Orthodox Serbs make use of both a modified Cyrillic alphabet and a modified Roman script. Croatian, Serbian and Muslim names Names throughout the former Yugoslavia consist of two elements: a personal name followed by a family name. Children take their father's family name; women usually take their husband's family name on marriage. Both personal and family names can give clues to ethnic and religious origins.