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Istria: Opatija, Istrian Italians, Istria County, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Italian Irredentism in Istria, Izola, March of Istr Source Wikipedia

Istria: Opatija, Istrian Italians, Istria County, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Italian Irredentism in Istria, Izola, March of Istr

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Published August 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781157645672
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28 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Opatija, Istrian Italians, Istria County, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Italian irredentism in Istria,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Opatija, Istrian Italians, Istria County, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Italian irredentism in Istria, Izola, March of Istria, Church of the Holy Trinity, Hrastovlje, Istrian Y, U?ka Tunnel, Mirna, Lim, Krsnik, Italian exonyms, Gulf of Venice, Krasna zemljo, Buzet dialect, Istarski mih, Labin Republic, Se?ovlje Salina Nature Park, ?i?arija, Plava Laguna, Diet of Istria, Slavnik. Excerpt: Istrian Italians are the ethnic group in the northern Adriatic region of Istria, related to the Italian people of Italy. Historically they are descendants from the original Latinized population of Roman Istria, from the Venetian-speaking settlers who came to Istria during the Republic of Venice, and from the Italianized South Slavic population in Istria. Today, as a result of the Istrian exodus, the majority of Istrian Italians live outside of the Istrian peninsula- however, a significant Italian minority still lives in the Croatian County of Istria and in Slovenian Istria, where they are granted minority rights. Their number is around 17,000. The Istrian diaspora, on the other hand, counts more than 200,000 people. Istria was part of the Roman Empire from the 2nd century before Christ until its fall in 476. During this period, the local Illyrian and Venetic population was largely Romanized and accepted the Latin language. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Istria was included under Odoacers Kingdom (476-489), then to the Ostrogothic Kingdom and from 539 to the Byzantine Empire. In the 6th century, numerous incursions of Slavs and Avars took place, which caused the decline of the peninsula and decimated its autochthonous population. During this period, the Slavs settled the northern parts of what was ancient Istria: the Kras Plateau and the area around modern-day Ilirska Bistrica. They did not however penetrate into Istria prop...