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Dinaric

[dih-nar-ik]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Alpine region of the Balkan Peninsula, from Slovenia to N Albania and extending across W Coatia, and most of Bosnia and Herzegovna, and Montenegro.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a Caucasoid subracial type with a long face and round, often flattened head, found chiefly in eastern Europe, especially in former Yugoslavia and Albania: no longer in technical use.
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Historical Examples

  • The southern ranges revert again to the northwest to southeast trend lines characteristic of the Dinaric Alps.

    Area Handbook for Albania

    Eugene K. Keefe


Word Origin and History for dinaric

Dinaric

adj.

from Dinara, ancient name of a mountain in Dalmatia.

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