• The name “Illyrians”, as applied by the ancient Greeks to their northern neighbors, may have referred to a broad, ill-defined group of peoples
  • Illyric origin was and still is attributed also to a few ancient peoples in Italy
  • The Illyrian tribes never collectively regarded themselves as ‘Illyrians’, and it is unlikely that they used any collective nomenclature for themselves
  • In fact, the name Illyrians seems to be the name applied to a specific Illyrian tribe, which was the first to come in contact with the ancient Greeks during the Bronze Age causing the name Illyrians to be applied to all similar┬ápeople


Expanded info:

  • Mysterious origin of a widely mixed people who experienced tribal wars and even conquered Greek territory