Magna Graecia

[ mag-nuh gree-shee-uh; Latin mahg-nah grahy-ki-ah ]
/ ˈmæg nə ˈgri ʃi ə; Latin ˈmɑg nɑ ˈgraɪ kɪˌɑ /

noun

the ancient colonial cities and settlements of Greece in S Italy.
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British Dictionary definitions for magna graecia

Magna Graecia

/ (ˈmæɡnə ˈɡriːʃɪə) /

noun

(in the ancient world) S Italy, where numerous colonies were founded by Greek cities

Word Origin for Magna Graecia

Latin: Great Greece
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