Language is not only a rule-governed system of communication but also a phenomenon that to a large extent structures our thought and defines our communal relationships in terms of both power and equality. Hindi language is becoming more accepted as young people see the economic advantage of being able to communicate with businesses in India. All the Indian states can legislate its own authorized language. Hindi is the chief language spoken by almost forty percent of the Indians and no other language is used by more than ten percent of the Indian population. There are some very interesting facts about Hindi Language that you should know!
Interesting Facts about Hindi Language
#1: INDO-ARYAN BRANCH
Hindi language is the member of Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Also Hindi has been written in Devangari script and has been robustly influenced by Sanskrit
#2: WIDELY SPOKEN
Hindi is spoken by four Crore twenty two lac forty eight thousand six forty two ( 422,048,642) speakers as acc to Census of India which include the speakers of its different dialects and variations of speech grouped under Hindi.
#3: SPOKEN OUTSIDE INDIA TOO
Hindi is spoken by large number of people in the world and is spoken by the largest number of people in India. It is the official and authorized language of India; it is also spoken outside India in Fiji, Mauritius, etc.
#4: THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE UNION
Hindi, along with English, is the official language of government of India. The Constitution of India provides for the use of Hindi written in the Devanagari script and as the official language of the Union.
To develop and to encourage the extend of Hindi Language and so that it may serve as medium of expression for all the rudiments of the composite culture of India is the responsibility of Government as says Article 351 of the Constitution of India
#5: FREE WORD ORDER
Hindi language has relatively free word order. The unmarked word order in this the language is subject-object-verb Other features include:
- Nouns are followed by post positions.
- Adjectives come before the nouns they amend
#6: FAMILIAR WORDS IN ENGLISH
In Hindi language, you will find many familiar words in English which are in Hindi or of Hindi origin. For instance: guru, jungle, karma, yoga, bungalow, looting, thug, cheetah and avatar. Also on the other hand, Hindi also makes use of plenty of English words. They are examples where certain words are read and pronounced in English, but are written in Hindi
#7: 48 OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED DIALECTS
After Maithili becoming a national language (included in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India along with 21 other languages), Hindi now has 48 officially accepted dialects.
#8: MAKE WEB ADDRESSES
Another interesting fact about Hindi language is that this language is one of the seven languages that can be used to make the addresses of web
#9: EASY TO READ
It is reasonably easy to read and pronounce Hindi. In Hindi, words are written as they are pronounced because every character has a different sound.
#10: CULTURAL PROCESSES AND THE LINGUISTIC RESEMBLANCE
Historical and cultural practices and the linguistic resemblance that exists in Indian languages led to the emergence of Hindi-Urdu or so called Hindustani as the lingua franca of major areas of India long before its freedom.