Definitions for lusitaniaˌlu sɪˈteɪ ni ə
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ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
ancient Roman province, roughly corresponding to modern Portugal
Origin: From Lusitania .
Lusitania or Hispania Lusitania was an ancient Roman province including approximately all of modern Portugal south of the Douro river and part of modern Spain. It was named after the Lusitani or Lusitanian people. Its capital was Emerita Augusta, and it was initially part of the Roman Republic province of Hispania Ulterior, before becoming a province of its own in the Roman Empire. Romans first came to the territory around the mid 2nd century BC. A war with Lusitanian tribes followed, from 155 to 139 BC. In 27 BC, the province was created.
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the ancient name of Portugal, still used as the name of it in modern poetry.
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