Italian is not the only language of Italy, there have historically been many different local varieties of speech that developed from Vulgar Latin. These dialects can be group with other similar dialects. One of these dialects is Tuscan, dialect of Florence, which forms the basis of Standard Italian. The modern Tuscan dialects are spoken by 3.5 million people, mainly in Tuscany, part of Umbria, and a couple of locales on the island of Sardinia and Corsica.
Standard Italian is spoken by of the Italy’s 60 million people. It’s now leaned universally by Italians because is the language of education and the media, and in many areas, especially urban areas, it has largely replaced the traditional regional languages. Traditional regional languages are used mostly amongst the elderly and in more casual speech, especially outside of the larger cities. The regional languages trend is that they are fading.
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Brief History of the Italian Language:
In Italy there are many different varieties of speech but they are not dialects of one single language, these dialects are often quite different from each other and they are grouped together based on their historical development, common features and their mutual intelligibility. They can be thought of as languages instead of dialects, but most of them are not standardized and it is not clear how to group the languages.
As Standard Italian spread and began to replace the traditional regional languages, some features of those traditional languages made their way into Standard Italian in each area. This resulted in different dialects of Standard Italian, mostly different accents. Also some casual vocabulary adopted from those regional languages.