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Why don't Italians capitalize nationalities?

 

Ex- Americana vs americana

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Base language: English
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    For ancient populations we still use capital letters, like the Celtics, the Romans, the early Egyptians.
    I prefer better the English way, or at least I got happily used to it.
    Where, when and why our rule originated I really don't know, our
    grammar just wants names of populations with a lower case letters.
    Gli inglesi e gli americani rimangono comunque grandi popoli, per tanti motivi fra cui la sconfitta dei nazisti, la buona musica, e molto altro che ancora vorrei conoscere.
    Riferimento (link) :
    http://dizionari.corriere.it/dizionario-si-dice/M/maiuscole-minuscole.shtml

     

    It's just a different grammar rule. We don't mean to offend you :)

    ciao!

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