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[is-tree-uh; Italian ees-tryah]
  1. a peninsula at the N end of the Adriatic, in SW Slovenia and W Croatia.
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Also called Istrian Peninsula.
Related formsIs·tri·an, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for istria

Historical Examples

  • Pribičević had told him that the whole of Istria, with Triest, should be Yugoslav.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

    Henry Baerlein

  • The Slavs inhabit central and eastern Istria in a compact mass.

  • But a good guide-book to Istria and Dalmatia is much needed.

  • It was formerly known by the name of "the Gentlewoman of Istria."

  • They halted at the fortress of Pola in Istria, on the 102 shores of the Adriatic.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski

British Dictionary definitions for istria


  1. 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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