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Interesting Facts About Indian Languages

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One sub-continent, many languages. The cultural and linguistic diversity of India is what makes it unique and one of the most sought-after destinations for visitors from across the world.

While India has 22 official languages spoken across the country, Hindi is the mother tongue for 44 per cent of the entire Indian population, according to the latest data released by Census 2011. Bengali is the second most widely spoken language after Hindi. However, the mother of all Indian languages, Sanskrit is the least spoken of all the 22 languages.  

Learn about more interesting facts in this ClipBook and share it with your child to educate him about India's different languages and teach him about the importance of his mother tongue.


Hindi Is The Mother Tongue Of 44 Per Cent Of Indian Population

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History Of Indian Languages

Read this clip to know about some interesting historical facts about the numerous Indian languages.

The Classical Languages Of India

The first call for a classical language was given by Tamil academicians. They claimed that the Sangam anthologies should be considered as classical languages. It’s an ancient language and the old Tamil is the prototype of the Dravidian family of l...

The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages In India

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10 Amazing Facts About Sanskrit

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All About The Indian Linguistic Space

India writes in many languages and speaks in many more voices. And yet, communication has never broken down in this sub-continent. With about 2.4 per cent of the world's land surface and a total of 16 per cent of the world's population (India: A C...

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