a historic region along the Adriatic coast of Croatia: a former Austrian crownland.
a Roman province formed by Emperor Tiberius and called after the tribe inhabiting the area.
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Dalmatia (dælˈmeɪʃə)
a region of W Croatia along the Adriatic: mountainous, with many offshore islands

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region along the eastern Adriatic coast in what is now Croatia; perhaps from a derivative of PIE *dhal- "to bloom," in a sense of "young animal," in ref. to the mountain pastures.
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Dalmatia definition

a mountainous country on the eastern shore of the Adriatic, a part of the Roman province of Illyricum. It still bears its ancient name. During Paul's second imprisonment at Rome, Titus left him to visit Dalmatia (2 Tim. 4:10) for some unknown purpose. Paul had himself formerly preached in that region (Rom. 15:19). The present Emperor of Austria bears, among his other titles, that of "King of Dalmatia."

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