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Languages of India | Top 10 Spoken –List State Wise बोलने वाली भाषाएँ

Languages of India

India is a home of various spoken languages. Central Government in India uses both Hindi and English language while the State Government uses their respective state wise official language. Among all the Languages of India, the most spoken language is Hindi and is spoken widely in the northern parts. We have brought you a list of State Wise Top 10 Spoken Languages of India (भारत की शीर्ष 10 बोलने वाली भाषाएँ) in the beneath section of this page.

During the 2001 Census, almost 53.6% Indian people states that they speak Hindi as their first language or second language and 12% of Indian Population states that they speak English as the second language.

Languages of India

Top 10 Spoken Languages of India:

The most notable languages that are spoken in India are as:

1) Hindi (Approx. 52.83 crore Speakers):

The most spoken language in India is Hindi. In almost all states of India, this language is spoken specially in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. If comparing Hindi language to the world, then Hindi is the fourth most spoken language. The first three spoken languages in the world are Mandarin, Spanish and English.

2) Bengali (Approx. 9.72 crore Speakers):

After Hindi, Bengali is the second most spoken language of India. Almost 8% of the total population is speaking Bengali. Bengali is considered as an Indo-Aryan language which is mostly spoken in South Asia. West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Tripura are some of the states of India, where this language is generally spoken.

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3) Marathi (Approx. 8.30 crore Speakers):

States like Goa and Maharashtra of India, spokes Marathi as the official language and is considered as an Indo-Aryan language.

4) Telugu (Approx. 8.11 crore Speakers):

Telugu language is widely spoken in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Yanam etc states of India. This language is also spoken in some other countries. Countries like United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa also spokes this language.

5) Tamil (Approx. 6.90 crore Speakers):

Tamil Language is the official language of Singapore and Sri Lanka but it is also widely spoken in some states of India. Almost 6.90 crore of people speak Tamil language in the country.

6) Gujarati (Approx. 5.54 crore Speakers):

Gujarati is considered as the official language of Gujarat. Almost 5.54 crore people in India is speaking this language.

7) Urdu (Approx. 5.07 crore Speakers):

Urdu language is spoken in some of the states of India like West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana and Jharkhand. Also, Urdu is considered as an official language of Pakistan.

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8) Kannada (Approx. 4.37 crore Speakers):

Kannada is one of the oldest language and is still spoken in the world. In countries like Australia, the United States and Canada, this language is spoken. Tamil and Kannada both are Dravidian language.

9) Odia (Approx. 3.75 crore Speakers):

This language is mostly spoken in the Odisha state of India. Around 3% of the population is speaking this language.

10) Malayalam (Approx.  3.48 crore Speakers):

Malayalam Language is mostly spoken in the states of Kerala, Puducherry and Lakshadweep. Around 33 million people are using this as the native language.

What about English Language?

In India, English language is considered as the second official language and is generally spoken during the time of businesses and trade. Around 10% of people speak English and only 0.019% of people considered it as the first language. Around 375 million speakers are there of English language across the globe.

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List of State Wise Languages of India:

StatesOfficial Languages
Andra PradeshTelugu
Additional official language: Urdu
Arunachal PradeshEnglish
Additional official language: Urdu
Additional official language: Marathi
Himachal PradeshHindi
Additional official language: English
Jammu and KashmirUrdu
Additional official language: Urdu
Madhya PradeshHindi
Additional official language: English
MizoramMizo, English, Hindi
PunjabPunjabi (in Gurmukhi script)
Additional official language: English
Tamil NaduTamil
Additional official language: English
TelanganaTelugu and urdu
TripuraBengali, English, Kokborok
Uttar PradeshHindi
Additional official language: English
West BengalBengali
Additional official language: English Hindi, Urdu, Santhali, Oriya and Punjabi, Nepali

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