what is the native language of India?

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what is the native language of India?

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 3:20 pm

what is the native language of India? . .
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Re: what is the native language in India?

Postby Bhusuku » Mon May 28, 2012 3:27 pm

That's a question where ;)

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Re: what is the native language in India?

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Re: what is the native language of India?

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:07 pm

hundreds? wow.

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Re: what is the native language in India?

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Re: what is the native language of India?

Postby kirtu » Mon May 28, 2012 4:26 pm

The previous link gives an excellent ovreview of Indian languages by family. goes into languages by percentage and numbers of speakers.

So English is a lingua franca. Hindi is the main majority language. Urdu is up there (in some texts going back awhile Hindi and Urdu are combined since Urdu is a form of Hindi in this view with an Arabic influenced vocabulary and writing system). But one of my Indian friends is from Kerala and speaks Malayalam and doesn't speak good Hindi and this caused a problem for him at an Indian airport when the customs official was trying to force him to converse in Hindi. My point here is that you don't have to look far to find Indians who don't speak Hindi.

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Re: what is the native language in India?

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Re: what is the native language of India?

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 4:33 pm

Its a good idea to have a translator/speaker with you.

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Re: what is the native language of India?

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Re: what is the native language of India?

Postby Spirituality » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:23 pm

First find out where you want to go in India. I went to South India a few years back and Hindi would have been no use to me: they spoke Tamil there.


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