A native or inhabitant of the region of Padania in northern Italy; a supporter of independence for this region.
On 15 September 1996, the Italian political party Lega Nord (Northern League) declared independence for Padania, although there was little public support for the move.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Padania.
1990s; earliest use found in Usenet (newsgroups). From Padania, the name of a region in northern Italy + -an.