Example sentences for: illyrians

How can you use “illyrians” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They note the longstanding claim of ethnic Albanians to the territory of Kosovo dating back to 1200 B.C., when the Albanians' supposed ancestors, the Illyrians, settled there.

  • (Explicit references to the Albanian people as opposed to the Illyrians begin to appear around the 11 th century.)

  • In fact, each of these assertions is subject to qualification, as is made clear in Noel Malcolm's masterly (but misnamed) Kosovo: A Short History (my main source along with Hugh Poulton's The Balkans: Minorities and States in Conflict ). The tie of today's Albanian Kosovars to the ancient Illyrians is fairly attenuated.


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