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
flagUkraine
0%
18%
63%
18%
11
flagNorway
0%
20%
55%
25%
20
flagSpain
4%
32%
52%
12%
25
flagCanada
3%
50%
42%
0%
26
flagGreece
0%
57%
42%
0%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
40%
40%
20%
10
flagthe Netherlands
2%
47%
38%
9%
42
flagFrance
3%
42%
38%
15%
26
flagItaly
3%
56%
36%
3%
30
flagLithuania
0%
63%
36%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
44%
35%
6%
257
flagPoland
11%
47%
32%
8%
8495
flagRussia
10%
50%
30%
10%
10
flagthe United States
13%
46%
29%
8%
226
flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
58%
29%
3%
31
flagGermany
9%
53%
28%
8%
121
flagSweden
7%
57%
28%
7%
14
flagIndia
6%
51%
27%
13%
29
flagUnknown
13%
53%
21%
11%
511

Gender

men29%
women30%
Sicilian
10%
12%
Latin
49%
51%
Tuscan
29%
30%
Lombardian
10%
6%

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