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  RBC RADIO - Languages of India
Languages of the Indo-European group are spoken mainly in northern and central regions.
Hindi is the principal official language of India.
The ancestors of this language are the Indo-Aryan.
www.rbcradio.com /knowlanguages.html   (1706 words)

  
 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.
languages.iloveindia.com   (640 words)

  
 Languages of India
The people of India speak many languages and dialects which are mostly varieties of about 15 principal languages.
There are 18 officially recognized languages in India (Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali were added in 1992) and each has produced a literature of great vitality and richness.
Although some of the languages are called "tribal" or "aboriginal", their populations may be larger than those that speak some European languages.
indiansaga.com /languages/index.html   (387 words)

  
 India - Languages of India
The oldest documented Dravidian language is Tamil, with a substantial body of literature, particularly the Cankam poetry, going back to the first century A.D. Kannada and Telugu developed extensive bodies of literature after the sixth century, while Malayalam split from Tamil as a literary language by the twelfth century.
In spite of the profound influence of the Sanskrit language and Sanskritic culture on the Dravidian languages, a strong consciousness of the distinctness of Dravidian languages from Sanskrit remained.
Languages entering South Asia were "Indianized." Scholars cite the presence of retroflex consonants, characteristic structures in verb formations, and a significant amount of vocabulary in Sanskrit with Dravidian or Austroasiatic origin as indications of mutual borrowing, influences, and counterinfluences.
countrystudies.us /india/64.htm   (849 words)

  
 Tourism of India - Fast Facts
India's official language is Hindi in the Devanagri script.
The States are free to decide their own regional languages for internal administration and education, so there are 18 official languages spoken throughout the country.
In all there are 24 different languages, each spoken by a million or more persons; as well as millions of other languages and dialects.
www.tourismofindia.com /ff/language.htm   (129 words)

  
 Kamat's Potpourri: The Languages of India
Kutchi -- A language spoken in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
Manipuri -- Language spoken in the province of Manipur in Northeast India.
Tulu -- A spoken language prominently spoken in Dakshina Kannada and Udupidistricts on the west-coast.
www.kamat.com /indica/diversity/languages.htm   (991 words)

  
 Languages of India [OCLC - About languages and distribution in North America]
Gujarati is the state language of Gujarat, an western state of India, and is spoken by 70 percent of the state's population.
It is the state language of Tamil Nadu and is spoken by at least 66 million people as their first language and additional 8 million people use Tamil as a second language.
Urdu is the language adopted by the majority of the Muslims in India.
www.oclc.org /languagesets/educational/languages/india.htm   (783 words)

  
 Language in India
For, each language, for which the population figure is given in the table below, includes also some other languages, or dialects that are not explicitly presented in the table.
Presented below is an alphabetical abstract of languages and the mother tongues with strength of 10, 000 and above at the all India level, included under each language.
There are a total of 114 languages and 216 mother tongues, 18 scheduled languages and 96 not specified in the schedule.
www.languageinindia.com /nov2001/1991Languages.html   (216 words)

  
 Summary of the Languages of India (dialects, Hindi, English)
It developed as a language in the 13th century and is the official state language of the eastern state of West Bengal.
Kashmiri is a language written in both Persio-Arabic and Devnagri scrip and is spoken by 55 percent of the population of Jammu and Kashmir.
Urdu is that state Language of Jammu and Kashmir and it evolved with Hindi in the capital of India, Delhi.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/india/pro-languages.htm   (1254 words)

  
 Languages of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Three millennia of language contact situation have led to a lot of mutual influence among the four language families in India and South Asia.
The Constitution of India recognises 22 "regional languages", spoken throughout the country, namely Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Meitei, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Tulu, another ancient language is widely spoken in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi districts of Karnataka and Kasargod district of Kerala.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Languages_of_India   (1450 words)

  
 Language of India,Indian Languages,official Language of India
India has nothing less than 1652 mother tongues, if all the various dialects of each parent language are to be included!
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.
English remains the additional official language; it is the authoritative legislative and judicial language.
www.indiasite.com /language   (307 words)

  
 Languages of India
Dravidian languages form a group by themselves, and unlike the Aryan, Austric or Sino-Tibetan speeches, have no relation outside the Indian subcontinent, that is, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The northern branch comprising Brahui spoken in Baluchistan and Kurukh and Malto spoken in Bengal and Orissa.
Tamil, the state language of Tamil Nadu, apparently the oldest and the purest branch of the Dravidian family.
www.indiansaga.com /languages/dravidian_lang.html   (323 words)

  
 Indian Languages
According to the Language In India page containing data from the 1991 Census of India, there are a total of 114 languages with more than 10,000 speakers, of which 18 are ``Scheduled Languages'' and 96 are not specified in the schedule.
The Census India page has a break up of the major languages and the number of speakers of the language.
Language In India is an online journal devoted to the study of languages spoken in the Indian subcontinent.
indic-computing.sourceforge.net /faq/indian-languages.html   (283 words)

  
 Language Miniatures 66: The languages of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For virtually all natives of India, English is a second or third language, even though people with considerable education often make it sound as though it were their mother tongue.
In fact hundreds of different languages and dialects are spoken throughout India, and for many centuries speakers of different languages had no effective way (or need) to communicate with each other across the sub-continent.
India is divided into two major groups of languages (to keep things simple, from here on we'll ignore the portion of India jutting out to the northeast, with a small percentage of the population and rather complex linguistic makeup).
home.bluemarble.net /~langmin/miniatures/india.htm   (840 words)

  
 BrethrenAssembly.Com: LanguagesOfIndia
India is rich in languages, boasting not only the indigenous sprouting of Dravidian and Indo-Aryan tongues, but of the absorption of Middle-Eastern and European influences as well.
Urdu is the official language of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir while Bangla or Bengali is the official language of West Bengal, Tripura (and the neighboring nation of Bangladesh).
Linguistically, Hindi and Urdu are the same language (often referred to as Hindustani), the difference being that Hindi is written in the Devanagari script and derives much of its vocabulary from Sanskrit and Prakrit, while Urdu is written in the Arabic script and derives much of its vocabulary from the Persian and Arabic languages.
www.trinitytheology.org /Brethren/LanguagesOfIndia   (1365 words)

  
 Languages in India
Most of the languages of India belong to two families, Aryan and Dravidian.
Languages spoken in the five states of south India belong to the Dravidian family and most of the languages spoken in the north are of Aryan family.
These three languages aren’t spoken fluently in India today, but Sanskrit is recognized as one of the official languages of India.
adaniel.tripod.com /Languages.htm   (279 words)

  
 Indian Languages
There are about 370 major languages spoken by more than 5,000 speakers in India, out of which the translation work must be started in about 210 languages immediately.
In India 160 languages have the written Word: the whole Bible exists in 89 languages, the New Testament in 31 languages, and the Gospel portions in 90 languages.
India urgently needs young men and women who will give their talent and life to translating the Scriptures into 210 languages.
www.agapeindia.com /india_languages.htm   (187 words)

  
 Languages of India
43,312,000 in India (1994 IMA); 140,000 in United Kingdom (1979 Wagner and Dayton); 6,203 in Fiji; 9,600 in Zimbabwe (1973); 12,000 in Zambia (1985); 147,000 in Uganda (1986); 5,000 in Malawi (1993); 50,000 in Kenya (1995); 800 in Singapore (1985); 44,000,000 in all countries.
Languages and dialects in the Western Hindi group are Hindustani, Bangaru, Braj Bhasha, Kanauji, Bundeli.
Language use is vigorous in home and community in most areas.
asiarecipe.com /indialanguage.html   (1473 words)

  
 INDAX - India Web Site - Languages
India is one of the most linguistically varied countries in the world and many Indians are multi-lingual.
Because in India so many English words have entered local languages and are commonly understood it is possible to learn some basic structure and local verbs, then use these with English nouns.
If you have time to learn these few words in only one language, concentrate on Hindi, if you will be mostly in the North and Tamil if you are mostly in the South.
www.indax.com /languages.html   (488 words)

  
 Regional Languages of India,Regional Literature of India,Indian Regional Languages
The Dravidian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada - are native to southern India, and have also been influenced by Sanskrit and Hindi over the years.
There are two other sources of language in India – the Austric (from the regions near Australia) and Sino-Tibetan speeches.
Though numerous, their languages remained in shadows, except for some which are prominent till today like Lahauli and Kinnauri (of Himachal Pradesh), Lepcha and Newari (of Nepal), Manipuri and Bodo-Naga (of the northeast) and some others.
www.indiasite.com /language/regional.html   (424 words)

  
 Facts about India-Indian languages
Majority of India's population are using Indo-European and Dravidian languages.
The former are spoken mainly in northern and central regions and the latter in southern India.
It is the oldest literary language of India, which is more than 5,000 years old and the basis of many modern Indian languages including Hindi and Urdu.
www.webindia123.com /india/people/language.htm   (273 words)

  
 INDIA JOURNEY - ONLINE INDIA - LANGUAGES OF INDIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although spoken by 50% of the population in Jammu and Kashmir, it is not the official language of the state.
It is spoken by 65% of the population of Karnataka.
Oriya is spoken by 87% of the population of Orissa.
www.indiajourney.com /indiaonline/indiaonline-language.htm   (11177 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for India
Considered to be dialects of one language with Chaudangsi and dialects in Chhanguru and Tinker districts of Nepal.
A separate language from Muria, Maria of Garhichiroli, Dandami Maria, and Koya.
Arunachal Pradesh, Kameng District, Thrizino circle, 15 villages, mainly in villages of Dijungania, Jamiri, Puragaon; between Monpa on the west and the Tani languages on the east.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=India   (7527 words)

  
 India Image : A Gateway for Government of India Info over the web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There are 22 languages recognized by the Indian Constitution.
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.
indiaimage.nic.in /languages.htm   (132 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.
Being the national language it is widely spoken all over India, but it is more prominent in the northern parts of the country.
Apart from the widely spoken Indo-European and Dravidian languages there are lesser-spoken Mon-Khmer and Sino-Tibetan languages which account for 2% of the total population.
www.traveliteindia.com /guide/languages.asp   (347 words)

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