noun ir·re·den·ta \ˌir-i-ˈden-tə\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of irredenta

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

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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