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The Illyrians were an Indo-European people who inhabited the western Balkans (from Epirus up into Pannonia) and parts of Southern Italy in ancient times into the Common era. They spoke languages grouped in the Illyrian languages, a separate branch of Indo-European.
The Illyrians may have appeared in the western part of the Balkan peninsula about 1000 BC, a period coinciding with the end of the Bronze age and the beginning of the Iron age. The Illyrians were not a unified body but a group of many different tribes. These tribes however had a common culture and spoke related languages.
This is a list of Illyrian tribes.
24.Dardani (a Thraco-Illyrian tribe)
25.Dassaretae (Dassarstae, Dassarenses, Dasaretae)
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In classical history, Illyria or Illyricum or Illyrikon was a region in the western part of today's Balkan Peninsula inhabited by the tribes and clans of Illyrians, an ancient people who probably spoke an Indo-European language (the Illyrian languages).
The main cities of Illyria were Lissus and (probably) Epidamnus. Around 1000 BC, the Illyrians may have moved onto the land that would become known as Illyria. For at least the next millennium, they occupied lands extending from the Danube, Sava, and Morava rivers to the Adriatic Sea and the #352;ar Mountains.