Italians

Italians

About Italians

Italians are an ethnic group native of Italy that share a common Italian culture, ancestry and speak the Italian languages as a mother tongue. Legally, Italians are citizens of the Italian Republic, regardless of ancestry or country of residence (though the principle of jus sanguinis is used extensively and arguably more favorably in the Italian nationality law), and are distinguished from people of Italian descent and from ethnic Italians living in territories adjacent to the Italian Peninsula.