Some articles on italian:
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 (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
Oer 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 (16081674)
“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: Im relieved to hear it.
Harold Abrahams: Hes half-Arab.”
—Colin Welland (b. 1934)
“The French courage proceeds from vanitythe German from phlegmthe Turkish from fanaticism & opiumthe Spanish from pridethe English from coolnessthe Dutch from obstinacythe Russian from insensibilitybut the Italian from anger.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)