irredenta

noun
ir·​re·​den·​ta | \ ˌir-i-ˈden-tə How to pronounce irredenta (audio) \
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Definition of irredenta

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

First Known Use of irredenta

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irredenta

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

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“Irredenta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irredenta. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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