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During the early 1900’s, many people of Italian descent bega
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Italy's population Density
The population density is population divided by land area. Italy’s population is 61,061,804 and the land area is 301338 square meters, so roughly the population density is 201 people per square kilometer. How ever, a more accurate number is 202.64 people per km.
Traditional Italian Clothing
Traditional Italian clothing is what some would consider being very old fashioned. There are a variety of styles worn by both men and women but classic clothing would be:
Women would typically wear an outfit consisting of a camisa or a blouse which would cover up the skin from shoulder to about knee length and was considered an undergarment. The underwear or mudande and a girdle or bustin would be worn from the hip-down. On top of the undergarments were a sleeveless camisulin or camisole and a suoca or skirt. When paired together, the outfit would bear a resemblance to a dress. Any socks, shoes or jewellery was considered an accessory.
The men would wear their own type of blouse called a cameisa and would usually be covered with a pleated vest. On top of the vest a waistcoat or camisulin would be worn and then a collarless jacket called a curito. The pants would be a simple fitted style with a flap at the bottom.
Italian Culture in Toronto
During the early 1900’s, many people of Italian descent began to immigrate to Canada to seek better lives for them and their families. Toronto was one of the cities of choice since it was commercialized and industrialized and they acquired a variety of skills. In 1920, the residential area most influenced by the Italian culture was College Street’s “Little Italy”. By 1960, the residents of Little Italy began to move into the St. Clair Avenue West area in what is referred to as the Corso Italia district.
Many organizations and clubs in the GTA continue to preserve the Italian culture. One of the many Italian organizations which exist in Toronto is the Villa Columbus centre. They specialize in volunteer community work mostly in churches and gather Italians of all ages to share in the rich culture. They also contribute to maintaining multiculturalism in our city. They have centres set up in many different areas. One of these centres is the Villa Colombo Services for seniors located at:
10443 Highway 27, Kleinburg, ON
“Italiano” is the Standard Italian language used for literature only. The language spoken depends on the dialect in an individual’s native region of Italy.
There are 20 regions which means that there are 20 dialects of the Standard Italian language spoken.
The Italian government struggled to provide their country with a culturally diverse society. Every language they spoke derived from other European nations
Alessandro Manzoni was assigned the job of creating a new language for Italy. He discovered this language by combining classic Eurpoean languages that were previously established there.
Taking on the challenge of learning a completely new language seemed impossible so instead, they mixed the standard Italian language with the dialect of a different region of Italy. For example, in Veneto-The region where my family comes from, they speak a mixture of Venetian and the Standard Italian languages.
Now let’s try some phrases out for ourselves. First we’ll demonstrate and translate and then you can say them out loud as a class.
1. La dolce Vita-The phrase meaning; the sweet life.
2. Andiamo-Let’s go
3. Siamo una grande classe-We are a great class
Italy's population pyramids
Main religion in Italy
The main religion in Italy is Roman Catholicism, which accounts for 98% of all religion in Italy. It started around 43-67 CE, with the coming of St. Paul, and Peter. Christians were persecuted in Rome, until the emperor Theodosius made Christianity a valid religion. Catholicism was a pyramid like hierarchy. The highest position is the pope, elected who is the ultimate leader of the church.
Catholics believe that the authority of the believer depends on the position they hold in the hierarchy. They also believer firmly believe that Jesus Christ is their savior, and pray to saints.
The Flag of Italy
Italy’s flag is composed of 3 colors, green, white and red.
Each of these colors represent different symbols. Green represents the country’s plains and hills, or hope. Red symbolizes the spilt blood in the wars of Italian Independence, or charity. Finally, white represents the snow covered Alps, or faith.
History of the Italian Language:
The population in 2050
The population in 2000
Villa Colombo Map
There are a wide variety of foods eaten by Italian families here in Toronto. I won’t make you too hungry so I’ll name a few examples:
1. Pasta of all kinds ( ex: Gnocchi)
Why did Italians leave Italy?
Many Italians have immigrated to countries such as the United States and Canada than any other European population. Many factors contributed to the decision of the settlers to emigrate such as poverty, overpopulation, natural disasters and war. During the mid 1870’s, Italian birthrates increased and death rates fell. This led to major pressure of overpopulation and had the biggest affect on the southern provinces of Italy. Resources for agriculture and industrialization were lacking, which limited the economic and social mobility. The northern and southerners controlled the Italian government which harmed the countries economy and people by laying severe tariffs and high taxes on industrial goods. Many Italians received unfair treatment by the people with the same religious beliefs and nationality. This led to reliance of village and family ties. Natural Disasters struck Italy during the early 20th century. Many mountains erupted and in 1908 an earthquake wave struck, sweeping much of Italy’s mainland, this earthquake alone killed more than 100,000 people. This wasn’t Italians only problem during the years many floods followed. Disease and starvation was one of the main reasons that dragged Italians way. Food became very expensive at points and was a struggle to afford, many spent up to 75% of their income towards it. Most times the food did not contain enough nutrients to keep a person healthy. In the North, the population suffered from pellagra, a disease which often resulted in insanity and death, whereas in the south, fatal malaria plagued the countries citizens. Erosion and flooding caused these diseases to spread. These led to the deaths of about 2 million citizens. Italians used emigration as a means of survival to avoid the problems they were facing in their country many fled to find a safe haven for themselves. Jobs were not common and were mainly set in the agricultural category which could not provide enough payment to support many Italians and their daily lifestyles.
Reasons Italians Immigrated into Canada
Outside of Italy Canada holds the largest Italian population. The history of Italian immigration can be last dated back to the early 1400’s when Giovanni Caboto first landed off the cost of Newfoundland. Most immigration can be traced back to the point to the inundation after the Second World War, when Italians left their distressed country for better opportunities in Canada. Many factors and characteristics drew Italians in. During that time period there was a massive labor shortage caused by Canada’s striving economy. Numerous citizens headed to cities which provided labor, especially in the construction industry, rather than engage in farming occupations which was key in Italy’s economic base. 70 PERCENT OF Canada’s postwar immigrants were Italians. Majority of Italian Canadians came for better economic reasons (to build a better life for themselves). Many were attracted by the promise of a better life and successful futures. Many also used Canada to flee and to regain forms of safety from political violence, disaster relief and various illness spreading's. Many immigrants were also attracted by Canada’s land offerings and explorations and religious venues. Transportation was another factor that was very keen. Many Immigrated for the hopes to achieve of a better life and more successful life for themselves and their families.
Historic Italian: Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi is a professional motorcycle racer. Rossi is a nine time MTO GP champion (Grand Prix motorcycle racing) and the most successful racer in the world . He is the highest earning racer in existence earning millions in salaries and endorsement opportunities a year. He was born on February 16 1979 in Urbino, Marche Italy. As a young child Valentio followed in the inspiration and foot steps of his father Graziano Rossi. He began racing as a teenager starting off with karts and moving on to mini bikes as he progressed. Valentino won his first regional junior championship in 1992 showing true potential in the sport and then along in 1994 claimed Italian Sport Production Champion. He scored himself a remarkable position in the European championships which secured him a spot to compete in MTO GP (the premier championship of motorcycle road racing). This was one of the first moments when Valentio was globally recognized. His quick rise to fame bursted during his second season, racing in the Grandpix which he then won his first world championship in 1997. Later in 1999 Rossi moved up to the 250cc class and, in his second season, won the World Championship. From that date throughout his career major milestones were hit in his when revised MotoGP World Championship in 2002 and 2003 with Honda, and with Yamaha in 2004 and 2005. Through his Italian family heritage influence beginning as a young child Rossi knew to himself he wanted to change the way the sport would be played. Valentino still to this day sets unbelievable standards and records and changed the world of motorcycle racing. He will go down in history as one of the greatest champions of this sport.
Rossi's Moto Gp Profile
There are 1445,330 Italian people in Canadian 2006.
In 2000, the population pyramid for Italy showed its slow growth throughout the population. In this case, the birth rate is slightly higher the death rate. As you can see throughout this graph, there is a baby boom of population around the ages 20 to 70. However, the population for the elderly is surprisingly low, declining abruptly as the age group rises.
Through the next 50 years, to 2050, the population changes slightly, although it is still slow growth. For the age groups of 40 to 74, the population is level. It seems like that the age groups 20-25 in 2000 has made up part of the bulge in the population pyramid.