- a historic region along the Adriatic coast of Croatia: a former Austrian crownland.
- a Roman province formed by Emperor Tiberius and called after the tribe inhabiting the area.
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Examples from the Web for dalmatia
All the ports of Dalmatia were closed to every kind of commerce.
The incorporation with Dalmatia was not granted then, but was promised.
But these modern coryphées of Rieka and Dalmatia are so forgetful.
Such, then, were the fortunes of the Roman and Gothic armies in Dalmatia.Procopius
In 1875 he was again in Normandy, for a short time, on his way to Dalmatia.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine
Edward A. Freeman
- a region of W Croatia along the Adriatic: mountainous, with many offshore islands
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Word Origin and History for dalmatia
region along the eastern Adriatic coast in what is now Croatia; perhaps from a derivative of PIE *dhal- "to bloom," in a sense of "young animal," in reference to the mountain pastures.
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