Hindi- as most of the outside world think of as the National language of India, You are wrong!!
When someone says I am from India, it doesn’t mean he should speak or write Hindi. India has 1652 languages with sizeable speaking population.
Out of 1652 languages government of India has approved 22 languages as official languages and Hindi is one among them.
So next time when you meet an Indian ask him what’s his language!!
India does not have a national language!
Widely Hindi and English are used in official documents and Hindi is enjoying the status with the gratitude of the other 21 languages.
There are about 6 classical languages are in India and Hindi is not one among them.
I will catch up in next post about the classical languages!
That’s an interesting post. I assumed Hindi was our national language for a long time before it was busted.
Read the comments section on this post that I wrote a while ago and you’ll see what I mean 🙂
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Thanks for reading and sharing…Hindi speaking people are trying to supress other languages and thus destrying the culture of each language and people and make hindi as the first language…
Rightly said. I feel India cannot have any specific national language as it is full of diversity and multitude of languages in different parts of the country. For official work across the country, English is best choice as it not a first language of any person in the country but kind of common language for all
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And We don’t have the pain of learning new languages for India and rest of the world. English is better common language , 2 in 1 option for both India and the world….Thanks for sharing your thoughts..