Miscellaneous

How many types of Indian language are there?

How many types of Indian language are there?

22
So how many Indian languages are there? While India has 22 separate official languages , it is home to a total of 121 languages and 270 mother tongues.

What are the 6 languages in India?

Currently, six languages enjoy the ‘Classical’ status: Tamil (declared in 2004), Sanskrit (2005), Kannada (2008), Telugu (2008), Malayalam (2013), and Odia (2014).

What are the 12 languages of India?

Top 12 Most Spoken Languages in India by Speakers

  • Hindi / हिन्दी (528 millions Speakers) हिन्दी हमारी मातृभाषा है; मात्र एक भाषा नहीं!
  • Bengali (97 millions)
  • Marathi (83 millions)
  • Telugu (81 millions)
  • Tamil (69 millions)
  • Gujarati (55 million)
  • Urdu (उर्दू)
  • Kannada (43 millions)

Which language is oldest in India?

Sanskrit
This language is spoken in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. World’s oldest language is Sanskrit. The Sanskrit language is called Devbhasha.

What are the 8 classical languages?

Key points

  • Tamil (declared in 2004), Sanskrit (2005), Kannada (2008), Telugu (2008), Malayalam (2013), and Odia (2014).
  • All the Classical Languages are listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

Which is the top 10 oldest language in India?

Tamil (300 BC – present)

  • Farsi(522 BC – present)
  • Hebrew (1000 BC- present)
  • Aramaic ( 1100 BC to present)
  • Chinese(1250 BC)
  • Greek (1450 BC) This language has evolved from its old scripture.
  • Sanskrit. This is the second oldest language in the world which is still being used today.
  • Egyptian (2690 BC)
  • What are the top 10 Indian languages?

    10 Most Spoken Languages in India by Number of Speakers

    1. Hindi – 52.83 crore speakers.
    2. Bengali – 9.72 crore speakers.
    3. Marathi – 8.30 crore speakers.
    4. Telugu – 8.11 crore speakers.
    5. Tamil – 6.90 crore speakers.
    6. Gujarati – 5.54 crore speakers.
    7. Urdu – 5.07 crore speakers.
    8. Kannada – 4.37 crore speakers.