Hindi, along with English, are the official languages of India. Hindi is also the official language of Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
How many states in India have Hindi as official language?
The Hindi belt is sometimes also used to refer to nine Indian states whose official language is Standard Hindi, namely Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the union territory of Chandigarh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Which state is most spoken in Hindi?
Most of the 12 States and UTs that chose Hindi as their first choice were located in northern and central India — over 96% of the population in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh speak Hindi. The share of Hindi-speaking people in Gujarat is significantly lower than most States.
How many Indian state have the Indian language?
In addition to the official languages, the constitution recognizes 22 regional languages, which include Hindi but not English, as scheduled languages.
List of official languages of states of India.
|Additional official language(s)||Urdu|
Is Sanskrit taught outside India?
In Germany, 14 of the top universities teach Sanskrit, and this number is four in the UK. Almost all European countries such as Finland, Austria, Belgium and many others have one or more institutes belonging to various acclaimed universities, which are teaching Sanskrit to a large number of students.
Which is the oldest language in India?
Sanskrit (5000 years old)
Sanskrit is a widely spoken language in India. Almost all the ancient manuscripts of Hindusim, Jainism and Buddhism were written in this language.
Who speaks Sanskrit today?
But Sanskrit is now spoken by less than 1% of Indians and is mostly used by Hindu priests during religious ceremonies. It’s one of the official languages in only one Indian state, Uttarakhand in the north, which is dotted with historical Hindu temple towns.
Do Punjabis speak Hindi?
Punjabis Hindus speak different dialects including Lahnda, as well as Majhi (Standard Punjabi) and others like Doabi and Malwi. Some still have managed to retain the Punjabi dialects spoken in Western Punjab, but many have also adopted Hindi.
Why do south Indians don’t speak Hindi?
Southern Indians cannot speak Hindi. … They refuse to learn Hindi for a reason (feel) better mastering English. In daily life, they use ethnic Tamil language. So if state officials from the south meet meetings or work visits in the center (center and north), they never speak Hindi but speak English.
Do Bengali speak Hindi?
Bengalis, especially from the older generation are well known for their notorious Hindi speaking skills, though this of course is not applicable to all Bengalis. However, I mean, a certain section of them, speak awful Hindi. Well, it is not that the elderly Bengalis are reluctant to speak Hindi.