Hindi and Bangla outrun other Indian languages

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New DelhiHindi and Bangla have outrun several languages in the country. The number of those who know Urdu and Sanskrit are falling constantly.

Speakers for different Indian languages?

  • According to the 2011 census data, 43.63% of the people speak Hindi in India, in 2001 it was 41.03%.
  • Bangla speakers are 8.11% .This figure was 8.3% in 2001.
  • Marathi speaking population is 7.09% The first Marathi speakers were 6.99 percent.
  • There has been a decline in Telugu speakers from 7.9% to 6.93 %
  • Telugu speakers now 6.93% In 2001, Telugu was 7.19% speaking.
  • Only 24821 people speak Sanskrit in India. The number of Sanskrit speakers is less than those who speak Bodo, Manipuri, Konkani and Dogri.
  • The number of speakers for Urdu has also declined. Urdu language is at number 7.
  • The mother tongue of 4.74% population is Gujrati.
  • The mother tongue of 2.6 lakh people in the country is English. Of these, 1.06 lakhs live in Maharashtra.
  • The mother tongue of 1.04 crore people in the state is Bhili or Bhilodi. This language is not included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution.
  • Gothi is the mother tongue of 29 million people.


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