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The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in India

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(…)


Language Close-up: Hindi in India

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

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,(…)


Indian languages revived

Frequently in the press and language blogs we read about another language dying, or becoming extinct. But there are also some stories about languages being revived through the efforts of dedicated researchers. Two Indian languages of Long Island which have not been spoken for 200 years are being resuscitated by Stony Brook University and two(…)