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%
10%
70%
20%
10
flagNorway
0%
12%
56%
31%
16
flagSpain
4%
34%
47%
13%
23
flagFrance
4%
40%
40%
16%
25
flagItaly
4%
50%
40%
4%
22
flagCanada
4%
50%
40%
0%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
45%
36%
5%
233
flagthe Netherlands
0%
53%
36%
6%
30
flagPoland
11%
46%
33%
8%
6469
flagthe United States
13%
45%
29%
9%
215
flagGermany
10%
51%
28%
8%
102
flagIndia
6%
51%
27%
13%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
11%
57%
26%
3%
26
flagSweden
10%
70%
20%
0%
10
flagUnknown
18%
60%
16%
5%
55

Gender

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

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