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The #Greek #Illyrian #genders. Ancient Illyria first founder by the Greek #Illyrios, son of Kadmus & Harmony, founder of Thebes the first Ilyrian king.

Recorded by ancient writings, coins, archaeological finds.

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The most discoveries of the archaeological field, are in northern ancient Illyria, Slovenia, Serbia etc. Illyrians
from the many Greek races, took part in the #Olympic
#Games, such as Tethrippon Epidamnos (Illyria),
Cleosthenes
Epidamnos= today's Dürres Image
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balt…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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