The Italians are a Latin European ethnic group and nation native to the Italian peninsula. The Italian share a common culture, history,ancestry and language.
Total Italians around the World: 132 million.
The Italian Diaspora, a large-scale migration of Italians away from Italy during the 19th and 20th centuries, occurred in three different waves.
The first wave occurred between the unification of Italy in 1861 and 1900, the second wave occurred between 1900 and 1940 during the beginning of World War I, and the third wave occurred following World War II.
Poverty was the primary reason for the diaspora