What is Italian?

  • (adj): Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language.
    Example: "Italian cooking"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on italian:

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-Dalmatian ...
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 ... With the exception of winning the closely contested Italian Championship of 1985–86, the rest of the 1980s were not very successful for the club ... Napoli, both of the Milanese clubs, Milan and Internazionale, won Italian championships ...
List Of Important Operas - 1700–1749
... in Italy was a great success, and established his reputation as a composer of Italian opera ... Handel's 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 ...
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 ... 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 ... it is in Rome, and along with Latin, Italian is the most spoken and second language of the Roman Curia ...
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 ...

More definitions of "Italian":

  • (noun): The Romance language spoken in Italy.
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Italy.

Famous quotes containing the word italian:

    Their martyred blood and ashes sow
    O’er all the Italian fields where still doth sway
    The triple tyrant; that from these may grow
    A hundredfold, who, having learnt thy way,
    Early may fly the Babylonian woe.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Master of Trinity: Is he an Italian?
    Harold Abrahams: Of Italian extraction, yes.
    Master of Trinity: I see.
    Harold Abrahams: But not all Italian.
    Master of Trinity: I’m relieved to hear it.
    Harold Abrahams: He’s half-Arab.
    Colin Welland (b. 1934)

    The French courage proceeds from vanity—the German from phlegm—the Turkish from fanaticism & opium—the Spanish from pride—the English from coolness—the Dutch from obstinacy—the Russian from insensibility—but the Italian from anger.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)