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Officially Recognized Languages of India

There are 23 languages that are officially recognized by the Constitution of India. How many can you name?
  • # speakers = native speakers in 2001 according to Wikipedia
  • Quiz by deepfern - Jan 23, 2017
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Official Languages of India
# Speakers
Language
226,000
422,000,000
Schedule 8 Languages
# Speakers
Language
13,200,000
83,400,000
1,300,000
2,300,000
46,100,000
422,000,000
38,000,000
5,500,000
2,500,000
12,200,000
33,100,000
Schedule 8 Languages
# Speakers
Language
1,500,000
72,000,000
2,900,000
33,000,000
29,100,000
10,000
6,500,000
2,500,000
61,000,000
74,000,000
51,500,000
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# Speakers
Language
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level 73
Jan 24, 2017
How about Nepalese for Nepali?
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level 55
Apr 27, 2017
Indeed
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level 61
Feb 10, 2017
Surprised Sinhalese isn't there.
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level 48
Mar 15, 2017
Sinhalese or Sinhala is the language of the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka. Sinhalese is the biggest ethnic group in Sri Lanka and while India has people of Tamil ethnicity like Sri Lanka, there are no native Sinhalese people in India.
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level 26
Mar 15, 2017
That is Santhali
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level 49
May 12, 2017
are you speak canadian?
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level 50
May 12, 2017
Need more time. At least another minute
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level 70
May 12, 2017
People still speak Sanskrit? hm...
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level 47
May 12, 2017
My eyebrows raised too.
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level 53
May 12, 2017
Sanskrit is great language. yuge.
It's actually spoken as a native language by a small village of more than 14000 people in northern India, the state in which it is a secondary official language after Hindi.
Recently there were talks of making it mandatory in all schools, it already is taught in many schools, seeing it is basically like the Latin for most Indians.
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level 22
May 12, 2017
English is not an official language yet most understandable language .
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level 43
May 12, 2017
MORE TIME
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level 57
May 12, 2017
I can't think of Sindhi without thinking of the British general in the 19th century who sent a one-word Latin message to report on his progress in subjugating the natives of Sindh: "Peccavi" = "I have sinned". Yes, it's a story from a horrible time for India, but you have to admire his cleverness.
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level 54
May 23, 2017
Actually, the story is apocriphical. He did not send that telegram, it was suggested in a letter from a reader (if I remember correctly, it could have been an article instead) of the magazine 'Punch' that he *should* have sent such a telegram.
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level 71
May 12, 2017
Is 2 minutes really enough time to think of all these different languages? I would say no.
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level 57
Aug 20, 2017
I always thought Urdu was one of schedule 8 languages
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