Etymology
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Italian (n.)

early 15c., "native of Italy," from Italian Italiano, from Italia "Italy" (see Italy). Meaning "the Italian language" is late 14c. As an adjective from 1510s. Earlier the Italians were the Italies (late 14c.).

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Definitions of Italian
1
Italian (n.)
a native or inhabitant of Italy;
Italian (n.)
the Romance language spoken in Italy;
2
Italian (adj.)
of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language;
From wordnet.princeton.edu