The Holiday-making centre of the island of Pag, Croatia

Croatia only recently joined the community of sovereign European nations, however it is a nation with an ancient and rich culture originating from Classical Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Today's Republic of Croatia has managed to preserve some of its past

with official orders and decorations awarded for achievements as diverse as bravery, heroism, religious and cultural merit and merit in the struggle for national and social rights.....cont.
Orders and Decorations
Herman Dalmatin, linguist, philosopher and pioneer of European science
In an age when clergymen were the only ones sufficiently educated to advance natural science and philosophy, a new movement emerged among Western and Central Europeans, in which education and enlightenment were passionately
cultivated by laymen and clergymen alike. One scholar, who brought esteem both to himself and his people, was Herman Dalmatin of central Istria.....cont.
Origins of the Croats

Persia where a number of ancient documents and inscriptions mention the names Harauvat-is, Hu-urvatha and Horovathos (522 - 200 BC.). Proponents of this theory site similarities in the name Hrvati and the Persian word, hu-urvatha, meaning 'friend' or haurvata, meaning 'shepherd'. But how credible are these links and have they been drawn by historians who are proficient in Persian philology?.....cont.


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Who exactly are the Croats? Historians have long been aware that the name, Hrvati (Croats), is not a Slavic name; yet today's Croats are thoroughly Slavic in both language and ethnicity. Some historians believe the answer lies in
City of Heroes