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Italian

Definitions of Italian
  1. adjective
    of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language
    Italian cooking”
  2. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Italy
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    Etruscan
    a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)
    Neopolitan
    a resident of Naples
    Roman
    a resident of modern Rome
    Sabine
    a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines north of Rome who were conquered and assimilated into the Roman state in 290 BC
    Venetian
    a resident of Venice
    Sicilian
    a resident of Sicily
    Tuscan
    a resident of Tuscany
    Oscan
    an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania
    Samnite
    an Oscan-speaking member of an ancient people of Campania who clashed repeatedly with the early Romans
    Florentine
    a native or resident of Florence, Italy
    Genoese
    a native or resident of Genoa
    Milanese
    a native or inhabitant of Milan
    Neapolitan
    a native or inhabitant of Naples
    Sardinian
    a native or inhabitant of Sardinia
    mafioso
    a member of the Sicilian Mafia
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    European
    a native or inhabitant of Europe
  3. noun
    the Romance language spoken in Italy
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    Old Italian
    the Italian language up to the middle of the 16th century
    Sardinian
    the Italian dialect spoken in Sardinia; sometimes considered a separate language with many loan words from Spanish
    Tuscan
    a dialect of Italian spoken in Tuscany (especially Florence)
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    Latinian language, Romance, Romance language
    the group of languages derived from Latin
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