On the other hand, some basic stuff is not asked for, such as the Omertà, Lucky Luciano, John Gotti... I would also make a case of more Italian stuff: The Calabrian mafia ('Ndrangheta) has taken much importance since the decline of the sicilian one, and the Camorra, the Napolitan one, is rather well-known as well.
You could say that the mafia is an Italian-derived term that can only apply to Italian and Italian-American criminal organizations (thus not including the Bloods, the Yakuza or Medellín cartel), though this at odds with the actual usage of the word, as reflected by a dictionary; or you can say that it is a general term for a kind of criminal organization, in which case everything can stay.
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