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The structural, magnetic and magneto-transport properties of highly c-axis oriented Mn55−xPtxBi45 (x=0, 1.5, 3, and 4.5) thin films have been investigated. The coercivity of the Pt-alloyed thin films increases and the saturation magnetization decreases as the Pt concentration increases. The anisotropy field Ho increases as a function of Pt concentration, too but the coercivity increases more rapidly than the anisotropy field. This indicates an enhanced domain-wall pinning, caused by increased interstitial disorder due to the occupancy of regular Mn sites by Pt. The same mechanism explains the reduced magnetization. All samples exhibit a large extraordinary Hall effect with anomalous Hall coefficient about an order of magnitude larger than the ordinary Hall coefficient.