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Name Basilicata
Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. ba-zee-lee-KA-ta(Italian)
bə-si-li-KAH-tə(English)
bə-zi-li-KAH-tə(English)
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

The origin of the name is uncertain: it may come from the Greek term βασιλικός (basilikos), a title given to the Byzantine governors of the region; it may be derived from the church of Acerenza, whose bishop had jurisdiction over the territory; or it may be connected to Basil II Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine emperor from 976 to 1025.

This is the name of a region in southern Italy. Basilicata is also known as Lucania.
Added 1/22/2021 by VerdeIperbolico