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Neapolitan Language
Neapolitan (autonym: (’o n)napulitano [(o n)napuliˈtɑːnə]; Italian: napoletano) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Italo-Dalmatian group spoken across much of southern Italy, except for southern Calabria
Calabria
and Sicily.[4][5][6] It is not named specifically after the city of Naples, but rather the homonymous Kingdom that once covered most of the area, and of which the city was the capital
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Venezuela
Coordinates: 7°N 65°W / 7°N 65°W / 7; -65Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela[a]República Bolivariana de Venezuela  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: Dios y Federación (English: "God and Federation")Anthem: Gloria al Bravo Pueblo (English: "Glory to the Brave People")Capital and largest city Caracas 10°30′N 66°55′W / 10.500°N 66.917°W / 10.500; -66.917Official languages SpanishbRecognized regional languages Indigenous languagesEthnic groups (2011[1])51.6% Mestizo 43.6% White 3.6% Black / Afrodescendant 1.2% Amerindians
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Abruzzo
Abruzzo
Abruzzo
(pronounced [aˈbruttso]) is a region of Central Italy, with an area of 10,763 square km (4,156 sq mi) and a population of 1.2 million. Its western border lies 80 km (50 mi) east of Rome. The region is divided into the four provinces of L'Aquila, Teramo, Pescara, and Chieti. Abruzzo
Abruzzo
borders the region of Marche
Marche
to the north, Lazio
Lazio
to the west and south-west, Molise
Molise
to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
to the east. Geographically, Abruzzo
Abruzzo
is divided into a mountainous area to the west, which includes the Gran Sasso D'italia, and a coastal area to the east with beaches on the Adriatic sea
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Sora, Lazio
Sora (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsɔːra]) is a town and comune of Lazio, Italy, in the province of Frosinone. It is built in a plain on the banks of the Liri. This part of the valley is the seat of some important manufactures, especially of paper-mills. The area around Sora is famous for the costumes of its peasants.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Main sights 4 Notable people 5 Twin towns 6 Gallery 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] See also: Duchy of Sora Sora, an ancient Volscian town, was thrice captured by the Romans, in 345, 314 and 305 BCE, before they managed, in 303, by means of a colony 4,000 strong, to confirm its annexation. In 209 it was one of the colonies which refused further contributions to the war against Hannibal. By the lex Julia it became a municipium, but under Augustus it was colonized by soldiers of the legio IV Sorana, which had been mainly enrolled there
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Dialect Continuum
A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a spread of language varieties spoken across some geographical area such that neighbouring varieties differ only slightly, but the differences accumulate over distance so that widely separated varieties are not mutually intelligible. That happens, for example, across large parts of India
India
(the Indo-Aryan languages) or the Arab world
Arab world
(Arabic). Historically, it also happened in various parts of Europe
Europe
such as between Portugal, southern Belgium (Wallonia) and southern Italy
Italy
(Western Romance languages) and between Flanders
Flanders
and Austria
Austria
(German dialects). Leonard Bloomfield used the name dialect area.[1] Charles F
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Italian Diaspora
The Italian diaspora
Italian diaspora
is the large-scale emigration of Italians
Italians
from Italy. There are two major Italian diasporas in Italian history. The first diaspora began in 1861 with the Unification of Italy
Italy
and ended in the 1920s with the rise of the Italian Fascism. The second diaspora started after the end of World War II
World War II
and roughly concluded in the 1970s. The largest voluntary emigration in documented history was between the period of 1880 and 1976 about 13 million Italians
Italians
leaving the country permanently.[1] By 1978, it was estimated that about 25 million Italians
Italians
were residing outside Italy.[2] A third wave is being reported in present times, due to the difficulties caused by the financial crisis of the early 21st century, especially among the young
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "H
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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Australia
Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133Commonwealth of AustraliaFlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Advance Australia
Australia
Fair"[N 1]Capital Canberra 35°18′29″S 149°07′28″E / 35.30806°S 149.12444°E / -35.30806; 149.12444Largest city SydneyNational language English[N 2]DemonymAustralian Aussie
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Brazil
Coordinates: 10°S 52°W / 10°S 52°W / -10; -52Federative Republic
Republic
of Brazil República Federativa do Brasil  (Portuguese)FlagCoat of armsMotto: Ordem e Progresso  (Portuguese) (English: "Order and Progress")Anthem: "Hino Nacional Brasileiro" (English: "Brazilian National Anthem")Flag anthem: Hino à Bandeira Nacional[1] (English: "National Flag Anthem")National sealSelo Nacional do Brasil National Seal of BrazilLocation of  Brazil  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital Br
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Ascoli Piceno
Ascoli Piceno
Ascoli Piceno
([ˈaskoli piˈtʃɛːno]  listen (help·info); Latin: Asculum)[2] is a town and comune in the Marche
Marche
region of Italy, capital of the province of the same name. Its population is around 49,500[1] but the urban area of the city has more than 100,000.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Main sights3.1 Churches and convents 3.2 Secular buildings 3.3 Parks and gardens4 Economy 5 Transport 6 Education 7 Culture and sport 8 Gastronomy 9 Territorial subdivision 10 Notable people 11 International relations 12 See also 13 References 14 External linksGeography[edit] The town lies at the confluence of the Tronto
Tronto
River and the small river Castellano and is surrounded on three sides by mountains
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Kingdom Of Naples
The Kingdom of Naples
Naples
(Latin: Regnum Neapolitanum; Italian: Regno di Napoli) comprised that part of the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
south of the Papal States
Papal States
between 1282 and 1816. It was created as a result of the War of the Sicilian Vespers
Sicilian Vespers
(1282–1302), when the island of Sicily revolted and was conquered by the Crown of Aragon, becoming a separate Kingdom of Sicily.[1] Naples
Naples
continued to be officially known as the Kingdom of Sicily, the name of the formerly unified kingdom. For much of its existence, the realm was contested between French and Spanish dynasties
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Province Of Teramo
The Province of Teramo
Teramo
is located in the Abruzzo
Abruzzo
region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Teramo. The province has an area of 1,948 square kilometres (752 sq mi), a population of 313,029 (2012), and is subdivided into 47 comunes (Italian: comuni), see Comunes of the Province of Teramo. The Province of Teramo
Teramo
shares its northern border with the Province of Ascoli Piceno
Province of Ascoli Piceno
in the Marche Region, southern and southwestern borders with the Province of L'Aquila
L'Aquila
in the Abruzzo
Abruzzo
Region, and a western border with the Province of Rieti in the Region of Lazio
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Province Of Pescara
The province of Pescara (Italian: provincia di Pescara) is a province in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Its provincial capital is the city Pescara, which has a population of 121,366 inhabitants. As of 2015, it has a total population of 322,759 inhabitants over an area of 1,230.33 square kilometres (475.03 sq mi), giving it a population density of 262.34 inhabitants per square kilometre. The provincial president is Antonio Di Marco and the province contains 46 comuni.[4]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Main sights3.1 Pescara 3.2 National Park of Majella4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Pescara's first indicators of settlement date to 1500 BCE, but it is unknown which tribe first settled in the city.[5] It was conquered by the Romans in 214 BCE and remained "Aternum" after the city allied itself with Punic Carthaginian military commander Hannibal
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Atri, Abruzzo
Atri (Greek: Ἀδρία or Ἀτρία; Latin: Adria, Atria, Hadria, or Hatria) is a comune in the Province of Teramo
Province of Teramo
in the Abruzzo
Abruzzo
region of Italy. In 2001, it had a population of over 11,500. Atri is the setting of the poem, The Bell of Atri, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Its name is the origin of the name of the Emperor Hadrian.Contents1 History 2 Ancient coinage 3 Name 4 Main sights 5 Villa Comunale dei Cappuccini di Atri (Capuchin Friars's - Public park) 6 Twin towns 7 Notes 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Ancient Adria
Adria
was a city of Picenum, situated about 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the Adriatic Sea, between the rivers Vomanus (modern Vomano) and Matrinus (modern Piomba)
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