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The Illyrians are a group of people which inhabited the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula, from the 10th century bce onward before Slavs invaded the Balkan Peninsula, and dispersed Illyrians south of the land to the highlands of Kosovo and Albania, they are one of the oldest Indo-European people.
Albanian people are in large part descendants of the ancient Illyrians, who, like other Balkan peoples, were subdivided into tribes and clans.

Illyrians were not Slavs, they had their own individual language similar to the Albanian dialect.
Look an Albanian, he must be proud of his Illyrian heritage!
by SmartAferdite October 11, 2015
Ancient Indo-European people who lived in the region that closely corresponds to modern-day Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Their language has clear connections to modern-say Serbo-Croatian. Their culture and symbols are chiefly the same as modern-day Croats, Serbs, Bosnians and Montenegrins. When Napoleon conquered what is today Slovenia and Croatia he renamed them the "Illyrian Provinces". When Croatia later attempted to break free from Austria-Hungary as an independent state, it was under the banner of "Illyrian independence".

Despite this, some tards (such as Wikipedia editors) and ZOG's try to claim that the Illyrians are represented today by Turkish Albanians.
Intelligent person:The '''Illyrians'' were an ancient Indo-European people, whose descendants today are the Croats and Serbs.

Mindless troll:Your an idiot. I saw on Wikipedia that them Albanians are the Illyrians.
by mousebender January 14, 2012

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