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Some important facts about Indian Languages

Language is a medium to communicate and we all use different kind of hand gestures and expression to communicate with others. Across the world variety of languages are used to communicate in different regions. And there are some facts related to Indian languages from which many of us are unaware as follow:

  1. The Constitution of India appoints English and Hindi as the official languages of the Government of India. As per Article 343(1) of the Indian Constitution, it is only the Hindi written in Devanagari Script that is accepted as the official language of the Union Government.
  2. There are 22 languages which are recognised by the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution that are given status and official encouragement as well.
  3. Merely all Indian language come into four groups – Afro-Asiatic, Dravidian, Indo-Aryan, and Sino-Tibetan.
  4. There are three Indian languages which is in the list of top 10 languages spoken around the world.
  5. First is Hindi which has 341 million native speakers on 4th number. Secondly is Bengali which has 228 native speakers on 6th number and lastly is Lahnda (Western Punjabi) which has 118 million native speakers on 10th number.
  6. Even at present time, French is commonly spoken in Puducherry.
  7. Sanskrit is a popular language in Germany and more than the top 10 universities of Germany offer Sanskrit as a subject.
  8. The report as per the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation of 2011there is 234 identified mother tongues.
  9. Sanskrit is the oldest literary language of world and India too. The Sanskrit language is called Devbhasha. All European languages ​​seem inspired by Sanskrit. For further information, you can also read here
  10. It is also believed that all the languages around the world are somehow originated from the Sanskrit.
  11. All the major Indian epics are written in Sanskrit.
  12. There are certain countries where Indian languages are spoken and are also recognised as their official language:
  • official and national language of Bangladesh is Bengali.
  • The official and national language of Brunei is Malay.
  • Hindi has got the honour as one of the official languages (out of 3) in Fiji.
  • In Singapore one of the official languages is Tamil.
  • Tamil is the official language of Sri Lanka too.

So as we can conclude that Indian languages are different from other languages in the world and many Indian languages are also well recognised and also national and official languages.

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