from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region of the northwest Balkan Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea in present-day Croatia. Subdued by the Romans in the 1st century B.C., it was divided between the kingdoms of Serbia and Croatia in the 10th century and held by numerous powers after the 15th century.
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- proper n. A region in Croatia, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
- proper n. A historic Roman province.
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- n. a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea; mountainous with many islands
 For Dalmatia, see T.G. Jackson, _Dalmatia &c.
I'm thrilled to have discovered the Ruins of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia by Robert Adam, a Scottish neoclassical architect who is "considered by many to be the greatest architect of the late 18th century" [wiki].
Here we are: some of the great plates from Ruins of the palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia by Robert Adam, a Scottish architect who visited Split during the last forty years of Venetian rule (which ended in 1797).
Even in Dalmatia I found, in many old-fashioned houses, the ladies of the family waiting upon the guests.
The meaning of the name Dalmatia or Delmatia, which is of Arnautic origin, is "land of shepherds" (delminium — pasture for sheep).
Scribonianus, who took up arms in Dalmatia against Claudius, and was deserted by his own troops in five days, the second, L. Antonius, in Germany, who rebelled against Domitian; and the third,
71 But the principal forces of the Goths were dispersed in Dalmatia, Venetia, and Gaul; and the feeble mind of their king was confounded by the unsuccessful event of a divination, which seemed to presage the downfall of his empire.
YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
He mentions likewise a silver mine in Dalmatia, that yielded every day fifty pounds to the state.]
And adjoining this is the land of Precalis, beyond which is the territory called Dalmatia, all of which is counted as part of the western empire.