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Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandUpdated On: September 14, 2015 02:59 pm IST
Hindi is spoken as a native language by 258 million people and is recognized as the 2nd largest language in the world. Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14

Hindi is spoken as a native language by 258 million people and is recognized as the 2nd largest language in the world. Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14 September because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagariscript as the official language of the Republic of India.

There are some facts about Hindi language which every student should know.

INDO-ARYAN BRANCH Hindi language is the member of Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Also Hindi has been written in Devangari script and has been robustly influenced by Sanskrit WIDELY SPOKEN Hindi is spoken by four Crore twenty two lac forty eight thousand six forty two ( 422,048,642) speakers as acc to Census of India which include the speakers of its different dialects and variations of speech grouped under Hindi.

SPOKEN OUTSIDE INDIA TOO Hindi is spoken by large number of people in the world and is spoken by the largest number of people in India. It is the official and authorized language of India; it is also spoken outside India in Fiji, Mauritius, etc.

FAMILIAR WORDS IN ENGLISH In Hindi language, you will find many familiar words in English which are in Hindi or of Hindi origin. For instance: guru, jungle, karma, yoga, bungalow, looting, thug, cheetah and avatar. Also on the other hand, Hindi also makes use of plenty of English words. They are examples where certain words are read and pronounced in English, but are written in Hindi.

48 OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED DIALECTS After Maithili becoming a national language (included in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India along with 21 other languages), Hindi now has 48 officially accepted dialects.

MAKE WEB ADDRESSES Another interesting fact about Hindi language is that this language is one of the seven languages that can be used to make the addresses of web.

EASY TO READ It is reasonably easy to read and pronounce Hindi. In Hindi, words are written as they are pronounced because every character has a different sound.

THE LINGUISTIC RESEMBLANCE Historical and cultural practices and the linguistic resemblance that exists in Indian languages led to the emergence of Hindi-Urdu or so called Hindustani as the lingua franca of major areas of India long before its freedom.


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