What language is spoken in Italy? Is it only Italian that is popular here? Let’s understand this issue in more detail.
Italian is the official language of Italy. It is the only language that has received such a status on the territory of the Apennine Peninsula. Despite the identity in language norms, different regions of the country differ in their cuisine, customs and, of course, dialects.
The dialects of the Italian language of the northern regions include idioms that are common above the borders between La Spezia and Rimini. You can find the central idioms to the south, right up to Rome-Ancona. The south-central dialect is distributed in the north of Umbria, in Perugia, in the Marche region and in the north-west of Lazio. This includes the Roman dialect.
Southern dialects include those of Abruzzo, Molise, Apulia, Luca and the Campania region. In the extreme south, Salentine, Calabrian and Sicilian dialects are spoken.
As a result, more than 100 different dialects and dialects spread on the territory of modern Italy.
The Italian language received its basis by borrowing it from the Romance dialect, which appeared as a result of the transformation of Latin. The dialect that is common in Tuscany was taken as the basic language. It was on this territory that the first tribes of the Etruscans lived.
In general, in the history of the Italian language, as well as in the culture of the country itself, there are many stages of formation. For the first time, evidence of the presence of a language in the country dates back to the 10th century. In the 12th century, the Italian language begins to be cultivated in the monastery of Montecassino, where the largest library of ancient and early Christian literature in Europe is collected. Later (after about two centuries) the Tuscan dialect becomes the main literary language of Italy.
During the First World War, a large number of Italian dialects practically disappeared. Indeed, at that time, the soldiers had to speak the same literary version of the Italian language.
Due to the fact that the state is completely focused on foreign tourists, the government is trying to make sure that any foreigner is at home. That is why almost every Italian here knows English, especially if he works in the service and tourism sector.