Indian language

Speaking a language aloud is an essential part of communicating. Without a well-defined language, it would be impossible for people to live together and work as a group. However, languages around the world can be very different. Some countries have a lot of different ways of speaking their languages. One of these places is India. India is home to over a billion people from many different countries, cultures, and religions. The country has more languages spoken than any other country in the world.

These are the most spoken languages in India by speakers according to the census 2011

Hindi

Most people in India speak Hindi with 43.6% or 52.83 Crore of the people speaking this language.  It is an Indo-Aryan language. It is written in the Devanagari script, and along with English, it is one of the country’s two official languages.

Bengali

Bengali is the second language that most people in India speak with 9.72 Crore language speakers in India.

Bengali has a significant effect on Persian and Arabic. Bengali is an Indo-Aryan language that is mainly spoken in South Asia. It is the most common language in most states, including the northeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Old Indo-Aryans first spoke Bengali as a secular language that Persian and Arabic influenced. This language is spoken differently in different states, especially in how it is used, how it is pronounced, what words are used, and how it is written.

Marathi

Marathi is the third most common language spoken by people in India. People who live in Maharashtra and Goa speak it. It is another Indo-Aryan language. In the country as a whole, 8.30 crore people speak Marathi. This is 6.86% of the total population.

Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language. It is the official language of Goa and Maharashtra, two states in the western part of the country. 

Also Read: AI-led English to Marathi translation solutions can increase the engagement of the audience

Telugu

Telugu is another pervasive Indian language with 6.7% of people speaking this language. A Dravidian language, like Hindi and Bengali, has been made an official language in more than one state. At the moment, there are about 8.11 Crore people in India who speak Telugu. Due to the large number of Telugu people who have moved to the US, Telugu is said to be the Indian language that is growing the fastest.

Tamil 

Many people speak Tamil, a language that many people speak, not just in India but all over the world. Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, the United States, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka all speak this language. More than 6.90 Crore people speak this language in India. The Dravidian language is one of the few classical languages still spoken today.

Gujarati

Gujarati is the sixth language most people in India speak with more than 5 Crore people speaking this language. Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language that most people in the Gujarati state speak. Traditional Gujarati Cuisine. In India, about 5 Crore people speak Marathi.

Urdu

In India, about 5.07 Crore people speak Urdu which covers around 4.19% of the Indian population. It is often used in movies, magazines, and local newspapers. It is an official language in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, and Jharkhand.

Kannada

Kannada is the seventh most spoken language in India with an aggregate of more than 3.61% and in terms of numbers, it covers around 4.37 Crore. People who live in the state of Karnataka mainly use it. It is a Dravidian language, like Tamil, and is thought to be the oldest one in use in India. Estimates show that Kannada is spoken in more than 20 different ways.

Odia 

Odia is the official language of India. Most people who speak Odia live in the state of Odisha. There are 3.75 crore people in the country who speak this language. This is 3.1% of the total population of India.

Malayalam

Most Malayali people who live in India’s Lakshadweep and Puducherry territories speak Malayalam. India is home to about 3.40 Crore people who speak Malayalam. Some of them also live in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Also Read: The Importance of English To Malayalam Translation in Publishing Media

Punjabi

Punjabi is the eleventh most common language in India and the Official Language of Punjab and Chandigarh. Many people in the Punjabi state speak it and it includes 3.31 Crore people speaking this language. It is a big surprise that Punjabi is the third most spoken language in the UK and Canada.

Assamese

In India, around 1.21% of people speak Assamese. This language is mostly spoken in the northeastern part of India which includes 1.53 Crore people.

Conclusion

These are some of the highest-speaking languages in India. Because many different languages are spoken in India, it is easy for people to talk to each other since most Indians speak more than one language. Most people in India speak Hindi as their native language. Because it is the most common way for people in the south and north of India to talk to each other, English is no longer seen as a foreign language. So, you may now know which languages are spoken the most in India, based on how many people speak them.

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