A citizen of Croatia. "Croats in the Slav tongue means 'those who occupy much territory' ", said the Byzantine historian and Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (905-959) in "De administrando imperio", ch. 30 - p. 147)

Hrvat in Hrvatski.

Cro"at (kr?"?t), n. [Cf. Cravat.]

1.

A native of Croatia, in Austria; esp., one of the native Slavic race.

2.

An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.

 

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