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Hindi

The Language of the Indian Subcontinent

The famous Taj Mahal in India

The Indian language (also called Hindi) is the world language with the second-most native speakers (460 million), only topped by Chinese.

Since there are several hundred different languages in India, Hindi is often learned as a second language and is spoken by about 190 million people in India as a second or foreign language.

Hindi is an official language in:

India (650 million speakers)

Krishna - one of the Hindu deities

More interesting facts about the
Hindi language

  • The Hindi language is Indo-European, which means that Hindi and the European languages have the same origin.
  • India has 22 official languages, with Hindi being the most used Indian administrative language.
  • Bollywood movies have increased the popularity of the Hindi language in the West as well.
  • Some of the Hindi words in English are: Shampoo, Jungle, Bungalow and Monsoon.


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