The Illyrians were a group of Indo-European tribes in antiquity, who inhabited part of the western Balkans and the south-eastern coasts of the Italian peninsula . IllyrereBufretLignendeOmrådet til illyrerne dekket det som kom til å bli kjent som Illyria av greske og romerske forfattere, og dekket deler av det tidligere Jugoslavia og nåværende . In classical antiquity, Illyria was a region in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula inhabited by the Illyrians.

The prehistory of Illyria and the Illyrians is known . The origin of the Albanians has been for some time a matter of dispute among historians. The arguments for the Illyrian-Albanian connection have been as follows: The national name Albania is derived from . Philip came to the throne suddenly and unexpectedly in 35 when Perdiccas was killed meeting an Illyrian invasion.

The Illyrians prepared to close in; the . Northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula, inhabited from about the 10th century bce onward by the Illyrians, an Indo-European people. The toponyms are one of the biggest proofs that Illyrians are today’s Albanians. In fact, Scodra is pronounced Scodra only in the Latin . Viennese researchers upset traditionally minded Albanians by pouring cold water on the theory that the Albanian language has its roots in Ancient Illyria.

An extinct Indo-European language spoken in Illyria and known only from scattered personal and. Illyria, a name applied to part of the Balkan Peninsula extending along the western shore of the Adriatic from Fiume to Durazzo, and inland as far as the Danube .