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From Italian Italia < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Ītalia, via Greek from Oscan Víteliú (a name for the southwestern tip of the boot of Italy), meaning "land of bulls" in Oscan; usually assumed to be a cognate of vitulus (calf), despite the different length of the i.

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Italy

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Italy

  1. A country in southern Europe, one of the states of the European Union. Official name: The Italian Republic (in Italian, la Repubblica Italiana).

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