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[ree-ek-uh; Serbo-Croatian. ree-ye-kah]
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  1. Rijeka.


or Ri·e·ka

[ree-ek-uh; Serbo-Croatian. ree-ye-kah]
  1. a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic.
Italian Fiume.
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Examples from the Web for rieka

Historical Examples

  • Both Triest and Rieka were now to pass into the power of the Habsburgs.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1

    Henry Baerlein

  • But these modern coryphées of Rieka and Dalmatia are so forgetful.

  • If the Serbs remained at Rieka, said the Admiral, he would land his marines.

  • Rieka had not been ascribed to the Italians by the London Treaty.

  • Malagodi of the Tribuna said on November 24 that the position at Rieka had been remedied.

British Dictionary definitions for rieka


  1. a port in Croatia: an ancient town, changing hands many times before passing to Yugoslavia in 1947 until Croatia became independent in 1991. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Fiume
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