What are italians?


Italians (Italian: italiani) are an ethnic group native of Italy that share a common Italian culture and ancestry and speak the Italian language as a mother tongue. Legally, Italians are citizens of the Italian Republic, regardless of ancestry or country of residence (though the principle of jus sanguinis is used extensively and arguably more favorably in the Italian nationality law), and are distinguished from people of Italian descent and from ethnic Italians living in territories adjacent to the Italian Peninsula.

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Socii - Roman Unification of Italy
... The granting of citizenship to Italians did not, however, end the two-class system of Roman citizens and peregrini ... a slightly camouflaged inequality, as the newly enfranchised Italians were only added to eight out of thirty-five of the Roman tribes, their effective political power thus being severely limited ... was one of the causes of residual unrest among some sections of the Italians, manifested in their marked support for the Populares during the Sullan civil wars ...
Corfiot Italians
... Corfiot Italians (or "Corfiote Italians") are a population from the Greek island of Corfu (Kerkyra) with ethnic and linguistic ties to the Republic of Venice ... specifically established by Niccolò Tommaseo during the Italian Risorgimento ... Mussolini (whose fascist regime promoted the ideals of Italian irredentism) successfully used the Corfiot Italians as a pretext to both occupy and twice annex Corfu to the Kingdom of Italy ...
Seventh Battle Of The Isonzo - Battle
... from 14-17 September 1916, the Seventh Battle of the Isonzo saw Italian Chief of Staff Luigi Cadorna shift his focus from broad-based diversionary attacks to tightly ... This latest Isonzo battle saw the Italians try to extend their hold of their newly-won Gorizia bridgehead in attacks to the south-east of the town, in the area that is now part of the municipality of Miren-Kost ... as much intended to reduce the severely high casualty rate sustained to date - the Italians' success of the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo was not repeated, and the attack was called off after three ...
Massacre Of The Acqui Division - History - Battle With The Germans
... On the morning of 15 September, the German Luftwaffe began bombarding the Italian positions with Stuka dive-bombers ... On the ground, the Italians initially enjoyed superiority, and took about 400 Germans prisoner ... At the same time the Germans started dropping propaganda leaflets calling upon the Italians to surrender ...
Italians - Autochthonous Italian Communities Outside Italy
... of Istria, in Dalmatia as well as in the city of Rijeka, Italian refers to autochthonous speakers of Italian and various Italo-Dalmatian languages, natives in the region since before ... In the aftermath of the Istrian exodus following the Second World War, most Italian-speakers are today located in the south and west of Istria, and number about 30,000 ... The number of inhabitants with Italian ancestry is likely much greater but undeterminable ...

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    I love Italian opera—it’s so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don’t care about their immortal souls, and don’t worry about the ultimate.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)