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The '''Mafia''' is an Italian [[gang]], part of [[organized crime]]. It started in [[Sicily]] and was a major force in the [[United States]] during the early to mid-20th century. A member of the Mafia is called a '''mafioso''' (plural '''mafiosi''').
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The '''Mafia''' is an Italian [[gang]], part of [[organized crime]]. It started in [[Sicily]] and was a major force in the [[United States]] during the early to mid-20th century. A member of the Mafia is called a '''mafioso''' (plural '''mafiosi'''). They are also sometimes referred to as the mob.
  
 
The Mafia has been a popular subject for many American film [[director]]s, in particular the Italian-American directors [[Francis Ford Coppola]] and [[Martin Scorsese]], who directed the films ''[[The Godfather]]'' (Parts I, II, and III) and ''[[Goodfellas]]'', respectively.
 
The Mafia has been a popular subject for many American film [[director]]s, in particular the Italian-American directors [[Francis Ford Coppola]] and [[Martin Scorsese]], who directed the films ''[[The Godfather]]'' (Parts I, II, and III) and ''[[Goodfellas]]'', respectively.

Revision as of 14:07, 30 July 2016

The Mafia is an Italian gang, part of organized crime. It started in Sicily and was a major force in the United States during the early to mid-20th century. A member of the Mafia is called a mafioso (plural mafiosi). They are also sometimes referred to as the mob.

The Mafia has been a popular subject for many American film directors, in particular the Italian-American directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, who directed the films The Godfather (Parts I, II, and III) and Goodfellas, respectively.