Istria meaning

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A peninsula of northwest Croatia, southwest Slovenia, and northeast Italy projecting into the northeast Adriatic Sea. The original Istrian inhabitants were conquered by the Romans in the second century bc . Istria was subsequently occupied by Venice, Austria, and Italy. All but the area surrounding Trieste was awarded to Yugoslavia in 1947 and in 1991 was split between Croatia and Slovenia.
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Peninsula in W Slovenia & Croatia, projecting into the N Adriatic, formerly including part of the area around Trieste.
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A peninsula in Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy, on the northeastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
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A county in western Croatia.
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Origin of istria

From Latin Histria, from the ethnicon of the Illyrian tribe of the Histri who inhabited the region.