Illyria Definition

proper name
Ancient region along the E coast of the Adriatic.
Webster's New World

A region in the western part of today's Balkan Peninsula that was inhabited by the Illyrians, ancient Indo-European people.

An ancient region of the Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic coast. Occupied in prehistoric times by an Indo-European-speaking people, the area became the Roman province of Illyricum after the final conquest of the Illyrians in 35–33 bc . The name was revived by Napoleon for the provinces of Illyria (1809–1815) and retained for the kingdom of Illyria, a division of Austria from 1816 to 1849.
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Origin of Illyria

  • From Ancient Greek Ἰλλυρία (Illuría).

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