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irredenta

noun ir·re·den·ta \ˌir-i-ˈden-tə\

Definition of IRREDENTA

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

Variants of IRREDENTA

ir·re·den·ta also ir·ri·den·ta \ˌir-i-ˈden-tə\

Origin of IRREDENTA

Italian Italia irredenta, literally, unredeemed Italy, Italian-speaking territory not incorporated in Italy
First Known Use: 1914

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