What is Italian?

  • (noun): The Romance language spoken in Italy.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on italian:

Kobarid
... Kobarid (Italian Caporetto, Friulian Cjaurêt, German Karfreit) is a town and a municipality in the Upper Soča Valley, western Slovenia, near the Italian border ... Kobarid is known for the Battle of Caporetto, where the Italian retreat was documented by Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms ...
Demographics Of Italy - Languages
... Italy's official language is Italian ... However, between 120 and 150 million people use Italian as a second or cultural language, worldwide ... Italian, adopted by the state after the unification of Italy, is based on the Florentine variety of Tuscan and is somewhat intermediate between the Italo ...
List Of Important Operas - 1700–1749
... established his reputation as a composer of Italian opera ... first opera for the London stage was also the first all-Italian opera performed on the London stage ... A satire of Italian opera seria based on a play by John Gay, the ballad opera format of The Beggar's Opera has proved popular even up to the current time ...
Juventus F.C. - History - European Stage
... This meant Juventus had won 20 Italian league titles and were allowed to add a second golden star to their shirt, thus becoming the only Italian club to achieve this ... exception of winning the closely contested Italian Championship of 1985–86, the rest of the 1980s were not very successful for the club ... clubs, Milan and Internazionale, won Italian championships ...
Demographics Of Italy - Religion - Christianity
... The Italian Catholic Church is part of the global Roman Catholic Church, under the leadership of the Pope, curia in Rome, and the Conference of Italian Bishops ... Italy, two other sovereign nations are included in Italian-based dioceses, San Marino and Vatican City ... There are 225 dioceses in the Italian Catholic Church, see further in this article and in the article List of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Italy ...

More definitions of "Italian":

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Italy.
  • (adj): Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language.
    Example: "Italian cooking"

Famous quotes containing the word italian:

    If the study of his images
    Is the study of man, this image of Saturday,
    This Italian symbol, this Southern landscape, is like
    A waking, as in images we awake,
    Within the very object that we seek,
    Participants of its being.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Until recently the word fascist was considered shameful. Fortunately, that period has passed. In fact, there is now a reassessment of how much grandpa Benito did for Italy.
    Alessandra Mussolini, Italian actor, politician, and medical student. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 19 (February 17, 1992)

    Semantically, taste is rich and confusing, its etymology as odd and interesting as that of “style.” But while style—deriving from the stylus or pointed rod which Roman scribes used to make marks on wax tablets—suggests activity, taste is more passive.... Etymologically, the word we use derives from the Old French, meaning touch or feel, a sense that is preserved in the current Italian word for a keyboard, tastiera.
    Stephen Bayley, British historian, art critic. “Taste: The Story of an Idea,” Taste: The Secret Meaning of Things, Random House (1991)