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Il·lyr·i·an

 (ĭ-lîr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to ancient Illyria or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A member of one of the ancient peoples that inhabited Illyria.
2. An extinct Indo-European language spoken in Illyria and known only from scattered personal and geographical names preserved in Greek and Roman sources.
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Illyrian

(ɪˈlɪərɪən)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of the group of related Indo-European peoples who occupied Illyria from the late third millennium to the early first millennium bc
2. (Languages) the extinct and almost unrecorded language of these peoples: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought by some to be the ancestor of modern Albanian
3. (Historical Terms) the extinct and almost unrecorded language of these peoples: of uncertain relationship within the Indo-European family, but thought by some to be the ancestor of modern Albanian
adj
4. (Placename) of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language
5. (Languages) of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language
6. (Peoples) of, characteristic of, or relating to Illyria, its people, or their language
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Il•lyr•i•an

(ɪˈlɪər i ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Illyria, its inhabitants, or their speech.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Illyria.
3. the extinct Indo-European language or languages spoken by the Illyrians.
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Noun1.Illyrian - a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages; spoken along the Dalmatian coast
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
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Translations
IlirIlirkailirskiilirski jezik
References in classic literature ?
'still, it was the fact'; as in the passage about the arms: 'Upright upon their butt-ends stood the spears.' This was the custom then, as it now is among the Illyrians.
"I want them to start from Venice, and go in a cargo steamer down the Illyrian coast!"
" 'You shall see the world at your feet; you shall be Emperor of the French, King of Italy, master of Holland, ruler of Spain, Portugal, and the Illyrian Provinces, protector of Germany, saviour of Poland, first eagle of the Legion of Honor and all the rest of it.'
Data drawn from history and from archaeological and anthropological studies have led researchers to consider the Albanians to be the direct descendants of the ancient Illyrians (Enciclopedia Britanica, 2017).
Before Kosovo became a country, a province of Serbia and or any of its other administered forms, it used to be in antiquity a region inhabited by a people called Illyrians. (36) Since medieval times it has been inhabited by Albanians and Serbs, both of whom have strong connections to the land and see it as historically and rightfully theirs.
Archaeologists say that in the distant past Mariovo was inhabited by Thracians and Illyrians, who were later assimilated by the South-Slavic tribe Brsjaci and, according to some archaeologists, the names of the places and geographic features date from the time of the Slavic invasion.
He defeated the Celts that were mixed with Thracians and Illyrians and the Boii who were ruled by Critasiros, as well as the Taurisci were wiped off the face of the earth.
The oldest architectural monuments in Albania date from the 1st millennium BC and were constructed by the Illyrians. From the middle of the 1st millennium BC through the middle of the 1st millennium AD the Greeks and Romans who occupied Albania built structures still visible in urban and rural landscapes.
Within the Boka Kotorska as a whole the numerous rulers and administrators beginning with the Romans and Illyrians to Venetian rule and the Austro Hungarians have indelibly marked the local architecture.
As the late sun spilled over the stone walls, our guide told us that after being inhabited by Liburnians, Illyrians, Romans and Croats, Krk was ruled by powerful medieval dukes, the Frankopans, who once had control of half of modern day Croatia.
Lifestyles and cultures have developed in this region over thousands of years influenced by the Thracians, Illyrians, Greeks, Romans and Slavs.
In ancient times, the region was mainly inhabited by the Geto-Dacians, the northern branch of the Thracians, but also by other tribes and populations, such as Scythians, Sarmatians, Celts, Illyrians, etc.