Irredenta definition

ĭrĭ-dĕntə
A region that is culturally or historically related to one nation but is subject to a foreign government.
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Any region whose inhabitants are ethnically related to those of another state.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
irredenta
Plural:
irredentas

Origin of irredenta

  • From Italian (Italia) irredenta unredeemed (Italy), Italian-speaking areas subject to other countries feminine of irredento in- not (from Latin in–1) redento redeemed (from Latin redemptus) (past participle of redimere to redeem redeem)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition