India is the home to several cultures and religions and each of them has a different native language. Their language cultures depict the ethnicity of particular cultures or traditions. India’s linguistic history is traced back to the 3rd century BCE. Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages are spoken widely. Since then, languages have been evolved from its core originality, due to political and social influences.
HINDI (spoken by more than 500 million people)
Hindi is India’s national language and the 4th most spoken language in the world after Mandarin, Spanish, and English. Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit and has been around for a long time. It was invented in the 7th century A.D. It is an Indo-Aryan language.
ENGLISH (spoken by more than 125 million people)
English, along with Hindi, is also an officially recognized language in India thus making it one of the most used languages in India. This language came to notice during the British rule in India and since then has stayed with us.
BENGALI (spoken by more than 90 million people)
Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language and spoken mainly in West Bengal, Tripura and South Assam. It is also called Bangla and stand second in widely spoken languages in India. Bengali is the national language of Bangladesh and also one of India’s official language.
TELUGU (spoken by more than 80 million people)
Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken majorly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the Union Territory of Puducherry by the Telugu people. This language is also spoken in several different countries like the US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
MARATHI (spoken by more than 75 million people)
Marathi is also an Indo-Aryan language and is an officially recognized language of the western part of India, especially Maharashtra and Goa. Out of 22 scheduled languages of India, Marathi is one. There are three genders in Marathi grammar.