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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
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Last updated: January 23, 2017
First submittedJune 21, 2016
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Official Languages
# Speakers
Language
226,000
English
422,000,000
Hindi
Schedule 8 Languages
# Speakers
Language
13,200,000
Assamese
83,400,000
Bengali
1,300,000
Bodo
2,300,000
Dogri
46,100,000
Gujarati
422,000,000
Hindi
38,000,000
Kannada
5,500,000
Kashmiri
2,500,000
Konkani
12,200,000
Maithili
33,100,000
Malayalam
Schedule 8 Languages
# Speakers
Language
1,500,000
Manipuri
72,000,000
Marathi
2,900,000
Nepali
33,000,000
Odia
29,100,000
Punjabi
10,000
Sanskrit
6,500,000
Santali
2,500,000
Sindhi
61,000,000
Tamil
74,000,000
Telugu
51,500,000
Urdu
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Level 76
Jan 24, 2017
How about Nepalese for Nepali?
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Level 54
Apr 27, 2017
Indeed
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2017
Surprised Sinhalese isn't there.
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Level 55
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 70
May 12, 2017
are you speak canadian?
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Level 78
May 12, 2017
People still speak Sanskrit? hm...
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Level 48
May 12, 2017
My eyebrows raised too.
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Level 50
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 42
Apr 1, 2020
I can easily understand, read and write Sanskrit despite being only 14.
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Level 24
May 12, 2017
English is not an official language yet most understandable language .
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Level 55
May 12, 2017
MORE TIME
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Level 81
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 61
Aug 20, 2017
I always thought Urdu was one of schedule 8 languages
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Level 81
Jan 16, 2019
its on the list
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2017
Great quiz. But more time please!!
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Level 44
Jan 22, 2018
Meitelion should be accepted as well. It is one of the alternate names of Manipuri.
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Level 58
Aug 3, 2018
Do update the numbers as the language data from the 2011 Census has recently been released by the Government.
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