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Etymology of "Dalmatia"[edit]

@Wisdom of the Ancients: If you have a source, provide it. If you don't, don't replace sourced content. ~barakokula31 (talk) 12:55, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Template:Barakokula31 my source are almost all historians of antiquity. Stop the Albanization of historical facts. Albanian as a language is very new late medieval invention. You will not find any old Albanian texts, because the language did not exist. What existed were many local languages and dialects which were artificially fused into Albanian language. Similar to Italian language which was created by Dante.

@Wisdom of the Ancients: Can you name at least one of those historians? Which book or article, preferably with a page or even a quote? ~barakokula31 (talk) 13:06, 17 April 2017 (UTC)


Did you consider that a "Rough guide to Croatia" might not actually be a good source on etymology? The revolvy article is copied from Wikipedia and isn't a source at all. Wikipedia can't cite itself, even through the 'back door' of a mirror site. Kleuske (talk) 13:31, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Quote EB: "the name Dalmatia probably comes from the name of an Illyrian tribe, the Delmata, an Indo-European people who overran the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula beginning about 1000 bce", which is what it says in our article. This seems to be what you are disputing, unless I misunderstand. Kleuske (talk) 13:33, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
@Wisdom of the Ancients: Okay, now we're getting somewhere. I have checked several other sources; they all say that Dalmatia comes from Delmatae, the name of an Illyrian tribe. None of them, however, mention the origin of the tribe's name. If I'm getting this right, you're disputing the claim that Delmatae is related to the Albanian word for "sheep"?
I'd also suggest taking a look at Wikipedia:Citing sources and Wikipedia:Copyrights (because you seem to have copied text directly from the book, without any attribution whatsoever). Thank you. ~barakokula31 (talk) 14:16, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Wisdom of the Ancients (talk · contribs) has been blocked for one week due to edit warring. I will be taking this discussion to their talk page. ~barakokula31 (talk) 15:30, 17 April 2017 (UTC)