Sicilian is not a dialect of Italian but actually precedes the Italian language. While Italian is based on Latin, Sicilian incorporates components of Greek, Arabic, French, Catalan, and Spanish. Sicilian is actually a distinct language and different dialects of it are spoken throughout the island.
In the video below, you can hear the interesting differences between Italian and Sicilian. Do you speak Siclian or Italian? If so, what dialect do you speak? Let us know in the comments below!
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