[is-tree-uh; Italian ees-tryah]
- a peninsula at the N end of the Adriatic, in SW Slovenia and W Croatia.
Also called Istrian Peninsula.
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Pribičević had told him that the whole of Istria, with Triest, should be Yugoslav.
The Slavs inhabit central and eastern Istria in a compact mass.
But a good guide-book to Istria and Dalmatia is much needed.Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice
Edward A. Freeman
It was formerly known by the name of "the Gentlewoman of Istria."Wanderings through unknown Austria
Randolph Ll. Hodgson
They halted at the fortress of Pola in Istria, on the 102 shores of the Adriatic.The Death of the Gods
- a peninsula in the N Adriatic Sea: passed from Italy to Yugoslavia (except for Trieste) in 1947 and to Croatia in 1991
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