[ ir-i-den-tuh ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈdɛn tə /
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 of irredenta
1910–15; < Italian (Italia) irredenta (Italy) unredeemed; see irredentist
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