Kadić family

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The Kadić family (lang-sh|Kadići) is a family of Ottoman Bosnian heritage (a "bey family" or lang-sh|begovska porodica) that historically possessed land in the Municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (a part of the historic Bosanska Krajina)[1], especially in Golubić[2] and Ripač. They were one of the 88 largest landowner families in Bosanska Krajina, who collectively owned 497 359 dunum of land.[1] The family is likely of Turkic origin, descending from Jašar, who was the son of Crni ("Black") Muhamed-Agha (title)|, who in turn was the son or grandson of Deli Murat-Bey|beg of Anadol (Anatolia).[2] The name of the family likely derives from kadı, which refers to an Ottoman judge.

Deli Murat-beg achieved recognition during the occupation of Bjelaj, which he received as an award by the List of sultans of the Sultan (allegedly for capturing a king).[2] He likely died around 1577 from battle-related wounds and the remains of his türbe are still in Bjelaj.[1][3][4] He had three known sons or grandsons: Ibrahim-paša, Crni Muhamed-aga, and Hasan. Ibrahim-paša gained the title of pasha for his military accomplishments in Lika and Slavonia.[3] He was schooled by the Sublime Porte and was later also the sanjak-bey of the Požega sanjak.[1] He also established the village of Ripač and erected a mosque there, called Ibrahim-paša's Mosque.[1] The influential Ibrahimpašić family of Bosanska Krajina descends from Ibrahim-paša.[1] Not much is known about Crni Muhamed-aga, except that he was noted for his looks ("black moustached, with hawk-like eyes"), that he was a serhatlija or border soldier/frontiersman, and that he had three known sons: Jašar - from whom the Kadić of Golubić descend, Pašo and one whose name is unknown, but who was a dizdar.[2] Hasan had two known sons: Mujaga and one whose name is unknown, but who went by the nickname Dupan.[2]

One of the last, if not the last, titled members of the Kadić family was Ahmet-beg Kadić from Golubić, who went by the nickname "Ahmić" and owned several dunum of land in Golubić in the 19th and early 20th century. After the fall of Austria-Hungary in 1918, nobility titles were no longer used in Bosnia. For example, the son of Ahmet-beg was Hilmija Kadić, who did not have the beg title. However, a large proportion of the land in Golubić is still owned by people bearing the surname of Kadić, including those who descend from Hilmija.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kamberović, Husnija, 1963- (2005). Begovski zemljišni posjedi u Bosni i Hercegovini od 1878. do 1918. godine. ISBN 9958-9571-8-3. OCLC 181328388. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Cvijić, Jovan (1925). Naselja i poreklo stanovništva. Beograd: Srpska kraljevska akademija.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ljubović, Enver. "Prof. Enver Ljubović: POZNATA BEGOVSKA PORODICA IBRAHIMPAŠIĆ IZ BIHAĆA I OKOLICE".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Službeni glasnik BiH, broj 39/17" (Legal document, including the decision not to recognize Deli Murat-beg's türbe as a national monument.).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Geoportal - katastar.ba" (Cadastre, used as source of information and example for land still owned by people with the Kadić surname.).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Odluka za Aerodrom od 15.12.2017.g." (PDF) (Legal document, mentions several land parcels in Golubić owned by people with the Kadić surname, including descendants of Hilmija Kadić.).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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