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noun ir·re·den·ta \ˌir-i-ˈden-tə\

Definition of irredenta

  1. :  a territory historically or ethnically related to one political unit but under the political control of another

Variants of irredenta




Origin and Etymology of irredenta

Italian Italia irredenta, literally, unredeemed Italy, Italian-speaking territory not incorporated in Italy

First Known Use: 1914

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