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Hindi is the official language of India.

It is an old language. It is derived from Sanskrit.

Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world. Spoken in four countries, and by 615.5 million people, it ranks among the five most spoken languages in the world. Hindi words are derived from the medieval language Devanagri. September 14 is Hindi day (also called Hindi Divas). One of the most interesting facts about the Hindi language is that many people think that Hindi is the national language of India. However, according to Article 343 of the constitution, Hindi, apart from English, is the official language of India, not a national language.

History Of Hindi Language

The official language, Hindi, is spoken mostly across North India.

  • The Hindustani language, which was spoken in North India, was what Hindi originated from.
  • In nine states and three union territories, Hindi is the official language.
  • Hindi grammar is difficult. Every noun has a gender associated with it. Things such as tables, chairs, doors, and more are characterized by genders.
  • The Persian word 'hind' means a person of Indian descent.
  • There are many states in India that accept Hindi as their local language.
  • Many regional languages use Hindi as their root language.
  • Hindi languages such as Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Bhojpuri are like spoken Hindi and bear many similarities in words.
  • Sanskrit was used in earlier centuries.
  • Lord Krishna, a prominent Indian god, was known to speak Sanskrit.
  • The first state in India to adopt Hindi as its first official language was Bihar in 1881.
  • In Hindi grammar, there are no articles.
  • One of the most interesting facts about Hindi is to do with the word India. The country India was named after the Indus river, which is an Asian river that flows through multiple countries.
  • Along the east banks of the Indus river, the region that you will find was called India. This name was given to it by British colonies.
  • Before this, the region was called Hindustan by locals and foreigners.

Usage Of Hindi Language

Unlike the English language, auxiliary verbs have their own gender.

  • Each alphabet has a distinct sound and is relatively easy to pronounce.
  • The sentence structure of the Hindi language has a Subject-object-verb approach (SOV). Like the sentence Aap Kaise Hain, which means 'How are you?'
  • The standard Hindi alphabetical table of Hindi language contains 36 consonants and 12 vowels.
  • It is written from left to right.
  • The vowels are added to the top of the consonants, bottom or at the side, like many Devanagari scripts.
  • There are many literary Hindi books and scriptures.
  • A Hindi typewriter is specifically used for writing a Hindi book.
  • A large number of Hindi speakers in India still prefer to read in the Hindi language.
  • There are currently 70 Hindi words in the Oxford Dictionary.
  • Aatmanirbharta was the chosen Hindi word in 2020 by the Oxford Dictionary.
  • There are about 25 newspapers and magazines written in Hindi as a first language.
  • The first Hindi movie was released in 1913.
  • Varmala is used to represent an alphabetical table of the Hindi language.
  • Varmala means garland of letters.
  • Of all the regional languages, Urdu is very similar to Hindi. You can converse interchangeably in both languages.
  • Many words of Urdu are used in Hindi books and movies. However, the script of Urdu is written from right to left and has similar letters to Persian and Arabic language.
  • There are more interesting facts about the Hindi language. In the year 1930, the first Hindi typewriter was used.

Fun Facts About The Hindi Language

Hindi loanwords are the words that an English language speaker uses in his or her vocabulary. Yoga and guru are recent additions of Hindi words. Other words are bungalow, shampoo, jungle, pyjama, bandana, bangle and cots. These are some examples of words that are adopted by English speakers.

  • This happened during British rule in India, where they observed the Hindi language and adopted Hindi words for things that were uncommon to them.
  • Verandah, for example, is a Hindi word. The British colonizers did not have verandahs in their houses due to cold weather, so they adopted the word verandah from Hindi. It is a place outside a house that has no roof.
  • Hindi is one of the seven languages that android introduced in India.
  • Learning Hindi is compulsory in schools in India.
  • There are many interesting facts about Hindi. It is an Indo-European language.
  • It is the spoken language in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, Mauritius, Trinidad, and United Arab Emirates.
  • There are many prominent Hindi writers.
  • 'Pariksaguru' was the first published Hindi book.
  • The first Hindi scholar was Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
  • There are many Hindi speakers across various communities in India, such as Parsis, Sindhis, Biharis, Marwaris, and Rajputs.
  • There are many Hindi-related news channels across India.
Some English words are Hindi loanwords, such as shampoo.

The Science Behind The Hindi Language

The earliest form of the Hindi language was the Devanagari script.

  • Devanagari script is used by 120 languages as the adopted writing system.
  • The original Devanagari script had 33 consonants and 14vowels.
  • Many languages spoken in India are derived from it, like Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, and many others.
  • It was called one of the most natural languages in the world.
  • It is easy to learn Hindi and understand Hindi due to the relatively simple pronunciation of the Hindi alphabet.
  • In 1913, India released its first Hindi film. It was called 'Raja Harishchandra'. It was a silent Hindi film made by Dadasaheb Phalke.
  • The typewriter, especially Hindi typewriters, were a great technological advancement.
  • Hindi day was first celebrated in the year 1949.
  • One of the most interesting facts about Hindi is that it is used to make web addresses. It is one of only seven languages in the world that can do that.
  • Lallu all wrote the first Hindi book in 1805. It was based on Lord Krishna and was called 'Prem Sagar'.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Hindi was not appointed as an official language in the year 1947 at the time of independence. It was done in the year 1965.
  • Unlike English, the Hindi language does not have any articles.
  • Hindi movies are famous in the Asian subcontinent.
  • There are about 260 million people who speak Hindi.
  • There are many dialects of Hindi throughout India, according to the region.
  • Books were first written in Braj Bhasha and Awadhi dialects.
  • Modern standardized Hindi is the dialect that was spoken by the people of Delhi. Delhi has been recognized as the capital of India since the early centuries, and even the British colony took Delhi as its capital city. Therefore, it was natural that the official language of Hindi was taken from the Delhi dialect.

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