Illyria

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Il·lyr·i·a

 (ĭ-lîr′ē-ə) also Il·lyr·i·cum (-ĭ-kəm)
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.

Illyria

(ɪˈlɪərɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient region of uncertain boundaries on the E shore of the Adriatic Sea, including parts of present-day Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania

Il•lyr•i•a

(ɪˈlɪər i ə)

n.
an ancient country along the E coast of the Adriatic.
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Noun1.Illyria - an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived
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One of the most prominent types of prehistoric monuments in the modern landscape of Albania, and in many of the neighbouring lands that make up ancient Illyria (Wilkes 1992: xx-xxi, 1-27), is the tumulus.

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