How Many Languages in India: Oriya


Oriya is one of the official languages of India. It takes its name from the Indian state of Orissa, the principal place it‚Äôs spoken, though it is also used in other states such as Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Beyond India‚Ķ The diaspora has spread beyond India‚Äôs borders into other continents. In Asia: Bangladesh, […]

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Telugu: Another Language of India


We have already written brief posts on some of the many languages ‚Äč‚Äčof India, and today I will add another: Telugu This is another language belonging to the group South Central Dravidian languages‚Äč‚Äč. Within India: Telugu is spoken mainly in India, in the state of Andhra Pradesh,where it is the official language. It is also […]

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Where Nepali Is Spoken


We have written a few posts on introducing, slowly, the world of ‚Äč‚ÄčIndo-Aryan or Indic languages (a subset of languages ‚Äč‚Äčbelonging to the group of Indo-European languages, more specifically those that are spoken for the most part in India). The main languages ‚Äč‚Äčof this linguistic group are Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Marathi, Bahari and Assamese. The […]

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Another Dravidian Language: Tamil


It is thought that this Dravidian language (all languages spoken in southeastern India) comes from Brahmin writing, whose origin is rather uncertain. More than 55 million people speak it in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, the United States, the U.K. and Australia. Its writing system is best suited for literary Tamil, Centamil, but […]

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Where is Marathi spoken?


In other posts we have talked about other Indo-Aryan languages, and we said that these languages are included in the group of Indo-European languages. All Indo-Aryan languages ‚Äč‚Äčoriginate from Sanskrit. Marathi is one of the most widely spoken languages ‚Äč‚Äčin India, mainly in the western and central areas. While a Hindu can distinguish one language […]

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