English to Italian Translation
(Italiano), the world's most romantic and musical language and the lingua franca of music, is a member of the Romance group and the direct offspring of the Latin spoken by the Romans and imposed by them on the peoples under their dominion. Italian
is spoken by around 58 million people in Italy, southern Switzerland, San Marino, Sicily, Corsica, northern Sardinia, and approximately 5 million in North and South America. Of all the major Romance languages, Italian
retains the closest resemblance to Latin. It was not until the 19th century that the language spoken by educated Tuscans spread to become the language of a new nation.
, sometimes described as the first global lingua franca, is the dominant language or in some instances even the required international language of communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, radio and diplomacy. Its spread beyond the British Isles began with the growth of the British Empire, and by the late 19th century its reach was truly global. Following the British colonisation of North America, it became the dominant language in the United States and in Canada. The growing economic and cultural influence of the US and its status as a global superpower since World War II have significantly accelerated the language's spread across the planet.