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A region that is culturally or historically related to one nation but is subject to a foreign government.

[From Italian (Italia) irredenta, unredeemed (Italy), Italian-speaking areas subject to other countries, feminine of irredento : in-, not (from Latin; see in-1) + redento, redeemed (from Latin redemptus, past participle of redimere, to redeem; see redeem).]
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a variant spelling of irridenta
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(ˌɪr ɪˈdɛn tə)

a region under the political jurisdiction of one nation but related to another through cultural, historical, or ethnic ties.
[1910–15; < Italian (Italia) irredenta (Italy) unredeemed; see irredentist]
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Noun1.irredenta - a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
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References in periodicals archive ?
Because of their shaky position in the region's demographic structure and their privileged status both in the provinces and in the empire as a whole, the German elite of the Baltic provinces, with rare exceptions, did not take the risk of playing the German irredenta card until the empire collapsed, even though the temptation to do so was obviously quite strong after Germany's reunification.
Afghanistan also pursued irredenta against Pakistan in guise of support to demand of Pushtoonistan.
El irredentismo proviene de la palabra italiana irredenta, que significa sin redimir.
Sin embargo, tambien puede ser escucha incondicional, cantante insoportable, conversadora irredenta. Hace su trabajo sin la debida asiduidad, pero cuando quiere consigue abismarse en lo que ama.