Etymology
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regionalism (n.)

1878, originally of Italy, "tendency toward regional loyalties" (as opposed to nationalism), from regional + -ism. As "a word or phrase of local use," from 1953.

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Definitions of regionalism

regionalism (n.)
a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region;
regionalism (n.)
a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas;
regionalism (n.)
loyalty to the interests of a particular region;
From wordnet.princeton.edu