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
18%
12%
56%
12%
16
flagSpain
3%
30%
53%
11%
26
flagNorway
0%
23%
52%
23%
21
flagCanada
3%
46%
46%
0%
30
flagthe Netherlands
2%
41%
43%
10%
48
flagGreece
0%
57%
42%
0%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
40%
40%
20%
10
flagItaly
6%
51%
39%
3%
33
flagFrance
3%
42%
38%
15%
26
flagSweden
6%
50%
37%
6%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
44%
34%
7%
278
flagPoland
11%
46%
33%
8%
9335
flagGermany
9%
49%
33%
7%
142
flagLithuania
0%
66%
33%
0%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
9%
57%
30%
3%
33
flagRussia
10%
50%
30%
10%
10
flagthe United States
13%
47%
28%
8%
238
flagIndia
6%
53%
28%
12%
32
flagUnknown
13%
52%
21%
11%
549
flagDenmark
7%
64%
21%
7%
14

Gender

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

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