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  Indian Languages, Languages Of India, Major Languages Spoken In India, Different Languages Of India.
It is the authoritative legislative and judicial language.
A language of Assam that's spoken by nearly 60 percent of the State's population.
A language of Karnataka and is spoken by 65 percent of the state's population.
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  Indian Languages - ninemsn Encarta
Indian Languages, the several hundred indigenous languages spoken on the Indian subcontinent, the vast majority of which belong either to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family or to the non-Indo-European Dravidian family.
It is the language of the poet Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1913), and has the most extensive literature of any modern Indian language.
Other significant Indic languages include Sinhala, the official language of Sri Lanka; and the many Romani languages, the languages of the Roma (Gypsies) that originated in India and were spread throughout the world.
au.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578153/Indian_Languages.html   (1035 words)

 Indian Languages
Chhattisgarhi language is an Indo Aryan language and is spoken mostly in Chhattisgarh.
Urdu historically spelled Ordu, is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-Iranian branch, belonging to Indo-European family of languages.
Bengali or Bangla is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent.
www.indianetzone.com /languages   (294 words)

 Languages of India
The Indian subcontinent consists of a number of separate linguistic communities each of which share a common language and culture.
Languages of the Indo-European group are spoken mainly in northern and central regions.
The languages of southern India are mainly of the Dravidian group.
indiansaga.com /languages/index.html   (387 words)

 Indian Languages
Gujarati is the state language of Gujarat and is spoken by 70 percent of the State's population.
Kashmiri is a language written in the Devnagri script and is spoken by 55 percent of the population of Jammu and Kashmir.
Urdu is the state language of Jammu and Kashmir and it evolved with Hindi in the capital of India, Delhi.
library.thinkquest.org /11372/data/language.htm   (703 words)

 Easy Indian Cooking, Recipes And Culture in the United States
Most of the Indian languages have their own script and are spoken in the respective states along with English.
It developed as a language in the 13th century and is the official state language of the eastern state of West Bengal.
Urdu is the language adopted by the majority of the Muslims in India.
www.cuisinecuisine.com /CultureLanguages.htm   (798 words)

 Introduction to Indian languages
Though the use of a language may appear to be confined to a region within the country, the mother tongue of many persons living in that region may be quite a different one, traceable to early migrations of families.
Linguistic aspects of Indian languages have always attracted scholars from different parts of the world on account of the hoary past of the languages as well as their unique phonetic base.
Another interesting aspect of Indian languages is the fact that language was a means not merely for communication in daily life but also for expressing religious, philosophical, scientific and professional concepts in amazingly compact ways.
acharya.iitm.ac.in /multi_sys/intro_ind_lang.php   (1220 words)

 American Indian languages
One influential classification grouped all of the languages of North America into six stocks, but recently specialists have questioned the validity of studying such larger units of relationship before the histories of the individual families are understood.
However, Guarani is one of the national languages of Paraguay (along with Spanish), and Nahuatl (Aztec) and various Mayan languages are the majority languages of extensive regions of Mexico and Guatemala as is Quechua in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
Indian languages have contributed to the vocabulary of English and many other Old World languages, especially in words for animals, plants, and culture traits unknown to Europeans before their discovery of the New World.
www.meta-religion.com /Linguistics/Other/american_indian_languages.htm   (828 words)

 Indian words in the Oxford Dictionary
The inclusion of Indian terms in the Oxford Dictionary is due to a number of causes.
Indian cuisine has achieved a high degree of popularity in England and along with it names of culinary items like curry, ghee and kebab have become familiar and widely used.
According to the Global Language Monitor, a San Diego based language trend group, “the English language is closing in on the one million word mark.” It is a treat to know that a fraction of it consists of Indian words.
www.chillibreeze.com /articles/Indian-languages.asp   (844 words)

 American Indian Languages
This activity examines American Indian languages, their preservation, and how the language problems on the Lewis and Clark Expedition were handled.
All languages possess the elements necessary for communication-nouns, verbs, modifiers, etc. In other words, the language of a hunter-gatherer society in an isolated pocket of the world is no less intricate and meaningful than the languages of people in modern industrial nations.
Under United States Indian policy in the early twentieth century, Indian children were sent to boarding schools far from their homes where they were forbidden to use their native tongues.
www.nps.gov /jeff/LewisClark2/Education/CrucialRoleLanguage/AmericanIndianLanguage.htm   (1464 words)

 Languages of India,Langauges in India,Indian Languages,Indian Languages & Script,List of Indian Languages,Indian ...
The Indian languages now in use have evolved from different languag families corresponding more or less to the different ethnic elements that have come into india from the dawn of history.
Sanskrit, the classical language of India, represents the highest achievement of the lndo-Aryan languages* Although hardly spoken now-a-days, Sanskrit has been listed a nationally accepted language in the VIII Schedule to the Constitution.
For many years, Sanskrit remained a common medium, Ilrt it was the language of the learned classes and not of the masses Under the British, English became a sort of lingua franca.
www.theindiancenter.com /languages.html   (620 words)

 Indian Languages - Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Punjabi, Gujarathi, Assammese, Bengali.
Indian Languages - Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Punjabi, Gujarathi, Assammese, Bengali.
The languages of India primarily belong to two major linguistic families, Indo-European (whose branch Indo-Aryan is spoken by about 74% of the population) and Dravidian (spoken by about 24%).
The Andamanese languages, spoken on the Andaman Islands, are apparently not related to any other language family.
www.nriol.com /indianparents/indian-languages.asp   (148 words)

 The Siouan Languages Bibliography
Dorsey, J. The Degiha language, the speech of the Omaha and Ponka tribes of the Siouan linguistic familay of North America Indians.
Matthews, W. Grammar and dictionary of the language of the Hidatsa (Minnetarees, Grosventres of the Missouri).
proceedings of the 1992 Mid-America Linguistics Confernce on Siouan and Caddoan languages, university of Missouri, Columbia.
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 Languages India India Languages Indian Languages India Informations About India India Facts Indians Indian Culture ...
Languages India India Languages Indian Languages India Informations About India India Facts Indians Indian Culture Government of India Indian Heritage States of India GK India
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.
www.explore2india.com /languages.htm   (210 words)

 How can I learn to recognise more languages? | Ask MetaFilter
I recently received an email in Turkish and I had no idea what language it was, which made it difficult to find a machine translation.
iajs, the section on constructed languages is quite interesting.
The other 13 or so major Indian languages each have their own scripts (although Urdu and Kashmiri use the Arabic).
ask.metafilter.com /60524/How-can-I-learn-to-recognise-more-languages   (923 words)

 Indian languages - languages
It is clear that some languages are spoken more as a second or third language.
Some languages are not associated with scripts or Unicode encoding.
Central European and Baltic languages Soget possesses IT resources for handling texts, graphics and layouts in the main Central European and Baltic languages.
www.soget.com /indian-languages.asp   (404 words)

  Madhur Kapoor’s Blog » Wordpress Plugin :Comment in 8 Indian Languages
For Indian bloggers, now you can can let the readers leave the comment in there own languages such as Hindi, Gujrati, bengali, Telgu, Tamil, Punjabi etc using a plugin from Monusoft.
This plugin will convert the comment box in to sort of a magic box where the user can type directly in his favoured languages.
This is exactly what I expected to find out after reading the title Wordpress Plugin :Comment in 8 Indian Languages.
www.whoismadhur.com /2006/11/07/wordpress-plugin-comment-in-8-indian-languages   (282 words)

  Native American Languages
When such correspondences are discovered, the languages being compared are judged to have a historical connection, either genetic--because of descent from a common ancestor--or through language contact and the consequent "borrowing" of words.
While most languages have accusative case systems like that of English (opposing grammatical categories of subject and object), active systems in which the same morpheme is used to indicate the object of a transitive verb and the subject of a stative verb are not uncommon.
Alaskan languages and some as far south as California have Russian loans, for instance, dating from the time of extensive trade with Russia, and borrowings from Spanish are common throughout California, the Southwest, and, of course, Latin America.
www.indians.org /welker/americas.htm   (1965 words)

 Special Report: Defying the Silence, endangered languages trying to hang on : ICT [2003/06/26]
Most linguists agree that even American Indian languages which still have significant populations that currently speak the languages, such as Navajo, with some 100,000 speakers and Cherokee; whose speakers number around 10,000; are in various states of decline.
This prompts some experts in linguistics to theorize that all American Indian languages are in some stage of decay and that a language like Navajo is just in an earlier stage of this decline, perhaps some 40 to 50 years behind the California Indian languages.
From the languages that survived long enough and were at least generally recorded by linguists, it is apparent that California has a veritable gold mine of languages, which feature representatives from most North American language families.
indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1056631346   (1397 words)

 Indian Lexicon: An Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This Indian lexicon seeks to establish a semantic concordance, across the languages or numeraire facile of the Indian linguistic area: from Brahui to Santali to Bengali, from Kashmiri to Mundarica to Sinhalese, from Marathi to Hindi to Nepali, from Sindhi or Punjabi or Urdu to Tamil.
A semantic structure binds the languages of India, which may have diverged morphologically or phonologically as evidenced in the oral tradition of Vedic texts, or epigraphy, literary works or lexicons of the historical periods.
Indian Lexicon establishes that over 3000 etyma of the Dravidian Etymological Dictionary (DEDR) have concordant sememes in the lexemes of Indo-Aryan and Munda languages, thus negating the linguists' differentiation of the Dravidian tongues from the Indo-Aryan and Munda language streams.
www.hindunet.org /saraswati/html/indlexmain.htm   (1446 words)

 MARC Code List for Languages
Additional codes for individual languages are created from time to time when it becomes apparent that a significant body of literature in a particular language already exists, or when it is determined that the amount of material in a language is growing.
While some individual languages are given their own unique code, although linguistically they are part of a language group, many individual languages are assigned a group code, because it is not considered practical to establish a separate code for each.
Ancient languages which are not given unique codes are assigned the code for the major language group to which each belongs, rather than the code for the modern language which evolved from the ancient language.
www.loc.gov /marc/languages   (1726 words)

 Indian Languages - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian Languages - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Indian Languages, the indigenous languages spoken on the Indian subcontinent, the vast majority of which belong either to the Indo-Iranian branch of...
Austro-Asiatic languages, Hindi, Indian languages, Indo-European languages, Indo-European languages Punjabi, Indo-Iranian languages, Sanskrit...
encarta.msn.com /Indian_Languages.html   (145 words)

 Indian Languages, languages in India
The languages of India belong to four major families: Indo-Aryan (a branch of the Indo-European family), Dravidian, Austroasiatic (Austric), and Sino-Tibetan, with the overwhelming majority of the population speaking languages belonging to the first two families.
Indian languages reflect the intricate levels of social hierarchy and caste.
Sometimes the word language is applied to a standardized and prestigious form, recognized as such over a large geographic area, whereas the word dialect is used for the various forms of speech that lack prestige or that are restricted to certain regions or castes but are still regarded as forms of the same language.
www.indianchild.com /indian_languages.htm   (2475 words)

 Defying the Silence, Part Two: A race against time : ICT [2003/07/11]
Indian languages were derided and thought of by the European invaders as the inferior utterances of savages as attempts by well meaning but clueless reformers were made through boarding schools to rid them of their native tongues.
Many of the tribal language speakers are elderly and frail and Grant says that her organization has to work quickly in order to document the language.
Hinton elaborates and says that in addition to being made to be ashamed of their Native languages, many children of now elderly fluent speakers; people largely in their 50s and 60s; did not learn the language as well as their parents did and were thus laughed at for using a broken form of the language.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1057942523   (1840 words)

 Welcome to traveliteIndia
India a land as large as a sub continent is bound to have many languages and the number of languages in India justifies its size.
Indian languages are grouped under two families, Dravidian and Indo-European.
Being the national language it is widely spoken all over India, but it is more prominent in the northern parts of the country.
www.traveliteindia.com /guide/languages.asp   (347 words)

 Language of India,Indian Languages,official Language of India
Most of the languages are limited to a small number of peoples, and only 33 of them are spoken by more than a lakh people.
The Indian Constitution (Article 343) declares Hindi to be the official language of the Union.
Hindi is also the mother tongue of about 20% of the Indian population, in the area known as the ‘Hindi-belt’ or the ‘cow-belt’ of northern India.
www.indiasite.com /language   (307 words)

 History of Indian Languages
It referred to the mixed Western Hindi-Urdu language that developed in the camps and marketplaces around Delhi, was spread throughout India from the 16th to 18th century, and functioned as a lingua franca among the different language groups.
Like the Dravidian languages, the Munda languages are known to have existed in India prior to the migration of people, from the Indus valley down southwards.
Linguists consider the Munda languages to be related to the Mon-Khmer languages of Southeast Asia in a larger grouping called the Austro-Asiatic family.
www.diehardindian.com /demogrph/moredemo/histlang.htm   (999 words)

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