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  • proper n. Plural form of Illyrian.

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  • The Illyrians were a nation formidable both by land and sea, who felt secure in their strong fortified positions, and Anicius had thoroughly subjugated them in a few days and captured their king and all his family.

    The History of Rome, Vol. VI

  • Scholars believe the Albanian people are descended from a non-Slavic, non-Turkic group of tribes known as Illyrians, who arrived in the Balkans around 2000 BC.

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  • If Albanians are so called Illyrians why is one of the ALbanian family names (Gashi) also belong to a city in Iran.

    Serbianna.com

  • But his true motives were soon apparent; his object was to play off the nationalism of the "Illyrians" against the radicalism of Magyars and Germans, and thus to preserve his province for the monarchy; and the Hungarian radicals played into his hands.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • "If Albanians are so called Illyrians why is one of the ALbanian family names (Gashi) also belong to a city in Iran.

    Serbianna.com

  • The Illyrians were not as well organized as the Macedonians, but they were brave and numerous.

    Alexander the Great

  • Early in the morning the Illyrians in the surrounding hills saw the king draw up his infantry into tight formation over a hundred lines deep.

    Alexander the Great

  • He needed a radically new kind of army if he was to defeat hordes of screaming Illyrians or the spit-and-polish professionals of the Sacred Band.

    Alexander the Great

  • The battle raged for hours, but eventually the Illyrians were completely surrounded and thousands were slaughtered on the battlefield.

    Alexander the Great

  • A messenger soon rode into camp bearing the news that the Illyrians were in revolt, led by Cleitus, son of Bardylis, the old adversary of Philip.

    Alexander the Great

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