irredenta

irredenta

[ir-i-den-tuh]
noun
a region that is under the political jurisdiction of one nation but is related to another by reason of cultural, historical, and ethnic ties.

Origin:
1910–15; < Italian (Italia) irredenta (Italy) unredeemed; see irredentist

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irredenta

noun
a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another 
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