India, a Linguistically Rich Nation with 780 Languages in its Kitty

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 12:12 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: India may not be the richest country in terms of wealth, but when it comes to culture and tradition, it definitely is. Though it is a land of diverse cultures; the Indian spirit remains the same across the country.

As per the survey of Indian languages carried out by the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), India is one of the most linguistically diverse nation and the languages belong to several language families like the Indo-Aryan languages and the Dravidian languages spoken by 74 percent and 23 percent of Indians respectively.

Although the country comprises of twenty nine states and seven Union Territories, there are more than 780 languages and 66 different scripts. This indicates that one state is not confined with just one language but there are as much as 50 different languages in many Indian states, reports Shiv Sahay Singh for The Hindu.

Arunachal Pradesh with 90 languages is the richest among all the states followed by Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal with 55, 48, 39, and 38 languages respectively.

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