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  1. a historic region along the Adriatic coast of Croatia: a former Austrian crownland.
  2. a Roman province formed by Emperor Tiberius and called after the tribe inhabiting the area.
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Historical Examples

  • All the ports of Dalmatia were closed to every kind of commerce.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)


  • 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.



  • In 1875 he was again in Normandy, for a short time, on his way to Dalmatia.

British Dictionary definitions for dalmatia


  1. 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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