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  1. a person who specializes in the study of Italy, the Italian people, or the Italian language.
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Origin of Italianist

First recorded in 1850–55; Italian + -ist
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Historical Examples of italianist

  • Italianist—that is, if we are content to accept the Austrian statistics?

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

    Henry Baerlein

  • At Martinšćica, he says, there is not a single Italianist; the entire village is Yugoslav.