Uskoks

The Uskoks (Uskoci, pron; singular: Uskok; names in other languages) were irregular soldiers in Habsburg Croatia that inhabited areas on the eastern Adriatic coast and surrounding territories during the Ottoman wars in Europe. Etymologically, the word uskoci itself means `the ones who jumped in` (`the ones who ambushed`) in Croatian. Bands of ...
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Uskoks

(from the article `Spain`) ...the Valtellina, the vital link with the Austrian Habsburgs; they annexed several small Italian lordships; they enticed Dalmatian pirates ...
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