Definition of Illyrian in English:
1A native or inhabitant of ancient Illyria.
- The first known inhabitants were the Illyrians, followed by the Celts in the fourth century, and the Romans a century after that.
- The national ideology insists on an unequivocal ethnic relationship with the ancient Illyrians.
- Albanians descend from the ancient Illyrians.
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Of or relating to the ancient region of Illyria or its language.
- The name ‘Albania’ is derived from an ancient Illyrian tribe, the Albanoi, who inhabited part of modern-day Albania from around 1225 BC to AD 200.
- Half a century before Christ the Thracians occupied Hungary east of the Danube, while Hungary west of the Danube was the home of Celtic and Illyrian tribes.
- Eventually, the Aitolians had to be recalled to help their former enemies in Epirus against Demetrios's savage Illyrian raiders.
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