Different Empires and the Italian Language

It is quite obivious that the Italian language has been influenced by so many different groups that invaded Italy during its history as well as by different cultures. For this reason, there are so many different dialects that change from north to south, from city to city, from village to village. Even in the same region or town, people can speak different dialects. There are significant differences between the dialects spoken in northern Italy versus southern Italy. Before the Italian reunification, there were autonomous states such as Padua, Venice, Milan, etc. that created thier own dialects. 

In Italy, there are two unique groups of dialects: northern and south central and Tuscan. In the

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