Language is considered to be the important part in human existence. It helps us to develop relationships with one another and communicate. India is a country known for its diversity in cultures and languages and people speaking different Indian languages are spread all over the world. Here are the top 10 most spoken Indian languages.
Odiya is one of the most spoken languages in India and it stands in tenth spot in this list. It is spoken in Odisha by 32 million people in India currently. It is an Indo-Aryan Eastern language.
It is yet another common and most spoken language in Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Gujarat and Daman & Diu. It is the official language of Gujarat and comes next to one of the most spoken languages in India. There are around 46 million speakers of Gujarati language.
With around 33 million speakers in India, Malayalam is next most spoken language in this list. This language is spoken in the states of Pondicherry, Kerala, and Lakshadweep. It is a Dravidian language.
It is yet another Dravidian language spoken in India by around 55 million people. It is the 6th most spoken language in the country. Kannada is spoken in different states, such as Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
It is yet another most spoken language in the country. Urdu is spoken across the country by 52 million speakers. It is spoken especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Telengana, Bihar, and Delhi. The language is originated from Indo Aryan Central civilization.
Tamil is yet another language which is spoken extensively in the country. It is spoken mainly by around 61 million speakers in the country. It is yet another Dravidian language spoken in different states, such as Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
It is the important language spoken in the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. Marathi is spoken by around 72 million speakers. This way, it is the fourth most widely spoken language in India. Marathi hails from the Indo Aryan Southern language family.
Telugu is the third most widely spoken language in the world and it features next to Marathi in this list. This South Indian language is spoken in most southern states of Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It is spoken by over 74 million speakers in the nation. The language hails from Dravidian civilization.
Considered to be the second most spoken language in the world, Bengali is spoken by around 83 million languages. It is spoken in the Eastern states of India, such as Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tripura and Assam. It is spoken widely in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Bengali is the official language which hails from Aryan Eastern civilization.
Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India as it is the official language in the country. It is spoken in virtually all states of the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. There are around 366 million speakers in the world. The roots of the language are traced from Indo Aryan Central languages.
India is known to be the country of great diversity, whether in religion, food or dress. There are 100s of languages spoken in the country. Some other popular languages spoken in India are Maithili, Punjabi, Assamese and Kashmiri. A lot of these languages in India belong to Dravidian and Aryan families.