Illyrian

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Illyrian

 

an ancient Indo-European language, which was spoken by the Illyrians. No written remains are known in the Balkans. The language is reconstructed on the basis of a large number of geographic and personal names, a few glosses, and inscriptions found in the southern part of the Italian Peninsula in the Messapian language, which most specialists consider to be Illyrian.

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Porzig, W. Chlenenie indoevropeiskoi oblasti. Moscow, 1964. (Translated from German.)
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Kronasser, H. “Zum Stand der Illyristik.” Balkansko ezikoznanie, 1962, no. 4, pp. 5–23.
Stipcevic, A. Bibliographia illyrica. Sarajevo, 1967.