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Boluk-bashi (Turkish: bölükbaşı) was an Ottoman officer rank equivalent to captain (see Military of the Ottoman Empire). The holder was in command of a bölük, a sub-division of a regiment.[1] It was higher than oda-bashi (lieutenant). Serbian hajduks[edit] Further information: Serbian hajduks It was adopted by the Serbian hajduks
Serbian hajduks
and into the Serbian Revolutionary Army as buljubaša (Serbian Cyrillic: буљубаша) or buljukbaša (буљукбаша). People such as Janko Gagić, Arsenije Loma, Konda Bimbaša, Zeka Buljubaša, Veljko Petrović
Veljko Petrović
and Petar Dobrnjac
Petar Dobrnjac
had the rank of buljubaša in the prelude and during the Serbian Revolution. Notable people[edit]

Iliaș Colceag (fl. 1710–1743), Moldavian Abdul Bölükbaşı (fl. 1821), Tripolitsa Yahya bey Dukagjini
Yahya bey Dukagjini
(1498–1582), Albanian

See also[edit]

Bölükbaşı (surname) Buljubašić

References[edit]

^ Charles L. Wilkins (2010). Forging Urban Solidarities: Ottoman Aleppo 1640-1700. BRILL. p. 293. ISBN 90-04-16

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