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
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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 57
Apr 27, 2017
Indeed
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2017
Surprised Sinhalese isn't there.
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Level 56
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 71
May 12, 2017
are you speak canadian?
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Level 48
Jun 23, 2020
Lol, Canada has nothing to do with Kannada. The former is a soveriegn nation in North America while the later is the regional language of Karnataka state of India. It just has similar spellings.
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Level 79
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 53
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 58
May 12, 2017
MORE TIME
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Level 82
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 62
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 75
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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Level 71
May 7, 2020
I got three more correct than the last time I took this quiz thanks to having done a lot of research on Indian movies last year.
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2020
Interesting how English is the second least-spoken language in India despite being one of the two official languages there.
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Level 52
Jul 29, 2020
A lot of people in India do speak and Understand English, its just not many people's first language.