Languages of India

Languages of India

There are 22 languages recognized by the Indian Constitution. These languages are

Assamese Bengali Bodo
Dogri Gujarati Hindi
Kannada Kashmiri Konkani
Maithili Malayalam Manipuri
Marathi Nepali Oriya
Punjabi Sanskrit Santhali
Sindhi Tamil Telugu
Urdu

Hindi is the official and main link language of India. Its homeland is mainly in the north of India, but it is spoken and widely understood in all urban centers of India. It is written in the Devanagri script, which is phonetic and, unlike English, is pronounced as it is written. Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit through Prakrit and Apabhramsha. It has been influenced and enriched by Dravidian, Turkish, Farsi, Arabic, Portugese and English. It is a very expressive language. In poetry and songs, it can convey emotions using simple and gentle words. It can also be used for exact and rational reasoning.

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