On which language is Italian standard language based?

Sicilian
Latin
Tuscan
Lombardian
Tuscan, specif­i­cal­ly its Flo­ren­tine variety, became the language of culture for all the people of Italy, thanks to the prestige of the mas­ter­pieces of Dante Alighier­i, Francesco Pe­trar­ca, Giovanni Boc­cac­cio and Niccolò Machi­avel­li. It would later become the official language of all the Italian states and of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was formed. Only 2.5% of Italy’s pop­u­la­tion could speak the Italian stan­dard­ized language properly when the nation unified in 1861.

Answers distribution

Sicilian
Latin
Tuscan
Lombardian
answers
flagNorway
0%
13%
60%
26%
15
flagSpain
4%
34%
47%
13%
23
flagItaly
4%
47%
42%
4%
21
flagCanada
4%
50%
40%
0%
22
flagFrance
4%
43%
39%
13%
23
flagthe Netherlands
0%
53%
36%
6%
30
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
47%
34%
5%
214
flagPoland
11%
47%
33%
8%
6226
flagthe United States
13%
45%
29%
9%
213
flagGermany
10%
51%
28%
8%
101
flagIndia
6%
51%
27%
13%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
11%
57%
26%
3%
26
flagSweden
10%
70%
20%
0%
10
flagUnknown
18%
57%
18%
6%
33

Gender

men32%
women30%
Sicilian
8%
12%
Latin
47%
51%
Tuscan
32%
30%
Lombardian
11%
6%

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