Definitions for "'Ndrangheta"
The Calabrian 'Ndrangheta (from the Greek word andragathía for heroism and virtue), IPA: /n̩.dɾaŋ.ˈe.ta/, is one of the most powerful and ruthless mafia organisations in Italy. It is not as famous as the Sicilian Cosa Nostra and has remained more rural compared to the Neapolitan Camorra and the Apulian Sacra corona unita. Though commonly lumped together with the Sicilian Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta operate completely independently from the Sicilians, though there is contact between the two due to the geographical closeness of Calabria and Sicily.