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The Tuscan dialect is a dialect spoken in Tuscany, Italy.

It is the basis dialect for the italian language, thanks to the masterpieces of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, but also thanks to Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini, that made it the "literary language" of the peninsula.

When Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed in 1861, an unique national language was needed to communicate among Italian regions, in which people spoke different dialects or languages. With the support of the writer Alessandro Manzoni, the literary version of Tuscan dialect was chosen.

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