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Neapolitan

[ nee-uh-pol-i-tn ]
/ ˌni əˈpɒl ɪ tn /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Naples: a Neapolitan love song.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Naples.

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Origin of Neapolitan

1375–1425; late Middle English Neopolitan<Latin Neāpolītānus.See Naples (<Greek Neā́polis literally, new town), -ite1, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Neapolitan

Neapolitan
/ (ˌnɪəˈpɒlɪtən) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Naples

adjective

of or relating to Naples

Word Origin for Neapolitan

C15: from Latin Neāpolītānus, ultimately from Greek Neapolis new town
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