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Most common religions
Most common first languages
Longest rivers
Region disputed with Pakistan
and China
Most popular sport
Highest caste in religion #1
Highest mountain range
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Nickname for the Indian film industry
Biggest cities
Currency
"Greaty Trinity" of gods in religion #1
Most sacred animal
Toga-like garment worn by women
National animal
Most famous landmark (in Agra)
Leader of Indian independence from Britain
Title given to the above,
meaning "Great Soul"
Number "invented" in India
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+7
level 72
May 12, 2013
missed 3. I'll call it the "greaty" trinity of missed answers...
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level 72
Nov 23, 2015
Only one this time. Yay, I'm learning again.
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level 45
Oct 27, 2016
Im from India and I didnt get some of these
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level 46
Jun 17, 2013
Surely Punjabi should be on the top languages?
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level 72
Jun 17, 2013
Punjabi is spoken mostly in Pakistan. Only 3% of Indians speak Punjabi, according to Wikipedia.
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level 40
Mar 5, 2016
Yes, although Punjabi is a relatively small language spoken in India, it is one of the most recognised and is relatively international.
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level 44
Jun 17, 2013
While not an "official" language, I would think English should be included.
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level 28
Jun 13, 2014
well only if its one of the most common.
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level 17
Oct 31, 2014
They are considering only first language speakers.
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level 75
Dec 17, 2014
English actually IS an official language (along with Hindi) of the Republic of India, but must be excluded - as others have commented - because it is not a native language, or is not as common as the others.
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level 71
Oct 16, 2015
Have you ever been to india? A large majority of Indians do not speak English at all and very few are actually fluent in English.
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level 64
Nov 23, 2015
I've been to India 5 times, and while the majority of people there don't speak any English, most estimates still put the number above 20%... which means more than 200,000,000 people. Unless the question is changed in the future, the quiz asks simply for the "most common languages". It doesn't specify native languages or first languages. With more than 200,000,000 people in India able to speak English, that makes it more "common" than any language on the list other than Hindi.
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level 71
Nov 23, 2015
The +20% number is for people speaking some English. Going by this definition 100% of Western Europe speaks English. The number of fluent English speakers is below 5%. Still, it would maybe edge out Tamil. On the other hand, anyone fluent in Hindi would also be fluent in Urdu. So going by language fluency English still would not make the list.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
English is official but is not common in India as it is not spoken by the natives as a mother tongue. You can find some English speakers in big cities such as Mumbai and Delhi, mainly from abroad. In Goa, most speak Konkani but there are very few English speakers that is possible to find around Panaji. Now India is becoming more and more English-ised as the new generation are drifting toward modernisation and are interested in foreign matters so many English vocabulary can be heard when they speak.
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level 28
Jun 18, 2013
Really thought Buddhism was one of the religions mainly practiced in India. I guess not.
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level 66
Nov 23, 2015
It originated in India, but its popularity died off there a long time ago.
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level 71
Nov 23, 2015
It's not as simple as that. For quite a few hindus Gautama Buddha is an important part of their religion. The basic tenets of Buddhism have not waned in popularity, they've rather been incorporated in a larger religious movement.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
True that, you can still see Buddhists around Eastern India, but few. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam is a good place to find some Buddhists. Where I am from in Gujarat, most Buddhists live in the big cities.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
kolp you are right. I am a Hindu and I believe that Gautama Buddha was the 9th human incarnation of Vishnu, one of the 'Great Trinity' of Hinduism.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
The Buddhists and Hindus have a sentence in Sanskrit which differentiates them. For Hindu's it is 'Jagat Mithya Brahma Satya' which translates into the world is an illusion, God is the truth. For Buddhists it is 'Jagat Satya Brahma Mithya.' The world is the truth, God is an illusion.
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level 24
Jun 19, 2013
Isn't Tamil spoken almost exclusively in Sri Lanka?
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level 26
Jun 20, 2013
There IS a region in India called Tamil Nadu
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level 67
May 30, 2014
It is another legacy of British colonialism that they brought large numbers of Tamil speakers to Sri Lanka to work on the plantations there. Who then found themselves given the short end of the stick after independence by the Sinhalese speakers who made up the majority of the population of Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The same divide and conquer strategy that has done so much lasting harm throughout the world, from Ireland to Kenya to India.
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level 44
Oct 23, 2014
tamil nadu is a state not a region
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level 63
Apr 14, 2018
Baltimorean, you're right. Most of those were settled, I believe in the central highlands. But there is a distinction in Sri Lanka between "Sri Lankan Tamils" and "Indian Tamils" (terms I learned more than twenty years ago - apologies if they are no longer current). The Tamil population in the north and east of the country has far longer roots on the island.
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level 60
Nov 24, 2015
Tamil and Sinhalese are the two main languages of Sri Lanka, yes, but the language is spoken in a number of other places as well.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
Tamil is spoken in Tamil Nadu, India (61,000,000), Malaysia (immigrant) (4,000,000) and Northern Sri Lanka (3,000,000). Other places such as Singapore, Indonesia, USA and UK also have significant Tamil population.
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level 10
Jul 17, 2013
should accept saree for sari.
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level 28
Jun 13, 2014
nope, sari...
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level 40
Jan 28, 2015
What is the problem? What if you could count it as a spelling mistake? Then it would be all right to count it
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level 15
May 31, 2015
I have seen it spelt saree but I could be wrong
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level 60
Nov 23, 2015
I'm fairly certain it can be spelled both ways in English.
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level 70
Nov 26, 2015
Saree should be accepted. The word is transliterated and there isn't an official transliteration system as there is for transliterating Japanese. Sheesh.
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level 33
May 22, 2016
+ ivyhooligan I disagree
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level 60
Oct 5, 2016
Yep, both Saree and Sari are accepted in India, and Saree is the more commonly used.
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level 63
Apr 14, 2018
Yup - they're both acceptable. I was confused when saree didn't work.
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level 7
Dec 20, 2016
It took my spelling, but that might be because I am on my cell phone.
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level 14
Jul 28, 2013
30/30 with 3:13 to spare
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level 21
Sep 29, 2013
30/30 with 3:20 to spare!
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level 15
Oct 30, 2013
Zero is not the only number invented in India. Every numbers were invented in India itself.................
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level 55
Nov 25, 2016
In Arabic*
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level 6
Nov 14, 2013
Bollywoods doesnt represent the whole of indian cinema. it just covers only hindi language.
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level 51
Apr 9, 2015
technically bollywood films use the urdu language
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level 71
Oct 16, 2015
No they're not. Not that there's a real difference between Hindi and Urdu.
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level 71
Nov 23, 2015
No. Urdu may be used, especially in the lyrics of songs, but the spoken language is primarily Hindi. Also, the 'Urdu', used is technically not Urdu, but a hybrid version of Urdu mixed with Hindi called Hindustani.
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level 63
Apr 14, 2018
Tamil films aren't Bollywood films.
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level 9
Apr 24, 2014
brahmaputra is longer than the ganges(from source to mouth). however, only 54% of brahmaputra flows through india, while it is most of its length for the ganges. the indus, though longer than both, passes through only a small portion of india, and lies mainly in pakistan.
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level 40
May 27, 2014
Is it how long it is from source to mouth or how much of the river is in India
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level 78
Oct 29, 2014
Kolkata (which I obviously misspelled or I would have gotten it correct) is ranked 7th behind the first three then Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Chennai. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_populous_cities_in_India
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level 41
Apr 14, 2018
Kolkata is 7th by City proper population and 3rd by urban area.
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level 2
Nov 17, 2014
missed 2. marathi and bengali
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level 40
Feb 22, 2015
just missed marathi
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level 5
Aug 25, 2015
Got all. 3:34 seconds to spare
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level 50
Oct 5, 2015
Hindustan Zindabad! Sorry, got into character ;)
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
Satyamev Jayate!
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level 60
Nov 7, 2015
Missed Telugu, is that the language spoken in telangana? Still 29/30 isn't that bad. I love the smart arses on this web site there's always someone correcting somebody. Some of the English is a little sub standard though just thought I'd pop that in to wind a few people up!
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level 51
Nov 24, 2015
Um, I believe you should have spelled Telangana with a capital "T" shouldn't you? :-P Just kidding! Yeah, it used to bother me how many people just try to one-up, but it's not such a big deal anymore! Let's all be friends!
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
Telugu is spoken mainly in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
I think
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level 22
Mar 9, 2016
That is correct.
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level 54
Nov 23, 2015
nice to see a non euro/usa geog quiz make the 'front page'
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level 72
Nov 23, 2015
Can't believe I wrote Bengalese instead of Bengali and couldn't remember what mountain range was in India. Sigh.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
All you need to do is remember that Everest is in the Himalayas. Even though it is in Nepal/China not India, Himalayas is still the biggest mountain range in India also.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2018
I had the answer buried in my brain, just couldn't pull it into the light. This time it was one of the religions that threw me - couldn't remember how to spell Sikh. I tried Seik, Siek, Sikk, bah! Sometimes I get really, really mad at my brain.
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level 46
Nov 23, 2015
Apart from its 130 million speakers (or more) in Bangladesh is Bengali not spoken by over 80 million people in India itself making it the..2nd or 3rd most spoken language?
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level 49
Nov 23, 2015
Considering India used to be a British Colony, I was very surprised English wasn't one of it's main languages.
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level 40
Dec 31, 2015
Many British colonists went back to Britain after India's independence.
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level 46
Nov 25, 2015
Isn't the Indus River in Pakistan not India?
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level 8
Oct 18, 2016
I thought it was PoK
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level 39
Oct 22, 2016
Got all, 2:34 remaining, first time ever, and I am not from India
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level 41
Jan 24, 2017
Gandhi is not from Britain,he is from gujrat.Indus in pakistan not in India.
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level 15
Feb 13, 2017
Gandhi was a leader from india but went to school in britain and indus was part of india so its indias property
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level 70
Jun 1, 2017
Bengal tiger - possibly the most magnificent animal on the planet.
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level 15
Dec 12, 2017
indus is actually a river that is formed by 2 different rivers and it flows from india to pakistan or vice versa. I got 30/30 3:43 remaining but that is only because I am from india.
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level 15
Dec 12, 2017
I visited the Indus river and read the board there at Leh Ladhak on my trip over there
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level 15
Dec 12, 2017
Indus river also goes through China
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level 42
Apr 14, 2018
I wrote Brahmin without an 's'. That should be accepted.
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level 57
Apr 14, 2018
Brahman, Saree, and Shiv should all be accepted - they are alternate spellings for the same thing. Also, the Indus river is in Pakistan.
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level 17
Apr 14, 2018
If indus is acceptable then why not brahmaputra........
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level 28
Apr 14, 2018
I'm suprised Kannada wasn't on the list of most common languages. also Jammu and Kashmir should be accepted as Kashmir.
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