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Question by Jello: Did Christopher Columbus even consider himself “Italian”?
Italy only became a country in the late 1800s, right? I have read he called himself Genovesi, which someone from Genoa and spoke the dialect. Why would Italian-Americans (who are all from the southern Italy) take pride in people from the north? The people of southern Italy were being murdered, raped, and oppressed by the northerners and others for the previous 2,500 years before fleeing to America.
Answer by Guru Hank
We don’t know. He may have been two people. The historical ‘Columbus’ is very shaky…
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