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The Kingdom of Croatia or the Croat Kingdom (Croatian: Kraljevina
Hrvatska or Hrvatsko Kraljevstvo; Latin: Regnum Croatiae or Regnum
Croatorum) was a medieval kingdom covering most of what is today
Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Balkans. Established in
925, it ruled as a sovereign state for 150 years. Its participation
was marked in various conflicts with the Venetians, Bulgarians,
Magyars and, occasionally in an opposition against the Pope. The
goal of injecting the Slavic language in the religious service was
initially brought and introduced by a 10th century native bishop
Gregory of Nin. 1102, after a period of time definded as a
succession crisis for the Trpimirovi Dynasty, the kingdom lost its
full-scale sovereignty by the creating of a personal union with the
Kingdom of Hungary. The Croatian kingdom de jure existed until
1918. The Coming of the Croats to the Adriatic by Oton IvekoviNo
contemporary written records about the migration have been
preserved, especially not about the events as a whole and from the
area itself. Instead, historians rely on records written several
centuries after the facts, and even those records may be based on
oral tradition. The Croats were a Slavic tribe, coming into the
Balkans from an area in and around today's Poland or western
Ukraine. Many modern scholars believe that the early Croat people,
as well as other early Slavic groups, were agricultural populations
that were ruled by the nomadic Iranian-speaking Alans. It is
unclear whether the Alans contributed much more than a ruling caste
or a class of warriors; the evidence on their contribution is
mainly philological and etymological. The book De Administrando
Imperio, written in the 10th century, is the most referenced source
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