Tag Archives: India

The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in India

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Last week we discovered that there is an astonishing wealth of languages spoken across India, ranging from widely spoken ones such as Hindi and English to the ones at threat of extinction, such as those of the Great Andamanese family. This week, we would like to give you a more realistic look at the most(…)


10 Must-Know Phrases for Your Diwali Celebrations

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Diwali is one of India’s biggest festivals of the year and an incredibly important holiday for Hindus. The celebrations occur over a period of five days and include numerous traditions, activities, and, yes, tasty treats. If you’re celebrating the Festival of Lights for the first time this coming week, you may find yourself overwhelmed (and(…)


Everything You Need to Know about Celebrating Diwali 2017

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Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights and one of India’s most important celebrations, is just around the corner (this year it falls on October 18) and people all across India and the rest of the globe are already making preparations! Throughout this week and the next, the celebratory mood is sure to intensify until it(…)


Language Close-up: Hindi in India

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In our final look at the languages of India we are going to concentrate on the most widely spoken language you will hear across the country, which is, of course, Hindi. Join us as we look at its history, writing system and dialects, and where you are most likely to hear it.   A history(…)


India and Its Language Empire

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So perhaps you have mastered French, or are mostly fluent in Spanish, and are now looking for a new language to learn that is somehow different. Sure, you could go for Mandarin, since everyone seems to be learning Mandarin nowadays. But how about something that is completely off the language beaten track? In other words,(…)