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The word "Hindi" in Devanagari script
|ꯑꯆꯨꯝꯕ ꯈꯣꯟꯊꯣꯛ||ꯍꯤꯟꯗꯤ ꯈꯣꯟꯊꯣꯛ: [ˈɦɪndiː]|
|ꯃꯐꯝ||Northern, Eastern, Western and Central India (Hindi Belt)|
|ꯐꯨꯔꯨꯞ||Hindustani people (historically), Indian people|
L2 speakers: 274.2 million (2016)
ꯑꯄꯤꯛꯄ ꯑꯣꯏꯅꯥ ꯁꯛꯈꯪꯂꯕ
|ꯌꯦꯡꯁꯤꯟꯂꯤꯕꯁꯤꯡ||Central Hindi Directorate|
ꯍꯤꯟꯗꯤ ꯍꯥꯏꯕꯁꯤ ꯏꯟꯗꯤꯌꯥ ꯃꯅꯨꯡꯗ ꯉꯥꯡꯅꯕ ꯂꯣꯟ ꯑꯃꯅꯤ ꯫
ꯃꯇꯦꯡ ꯂꯧꯔꯛꯐꯝ[ꯁꯦꯝꯒꯠꯂꯨ | ꯁꯦꯝꯒꯠꯂꯛꯄꯒꯤ ꯍꯧꯔꯛꯐꯝ]
- 322 million speakers of Hindustani and various related languages reported their language as 'Hindi'. The figures for Hindi in the 2011 Census of India are self-reported, not independently confirmed. Perhaps 100 million speakers of closely related languages like Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Chattisgarhi, Garhwali, which do not have a separate literary tradition, consider their language to be "Hindi", whereas another 200 million report themselves as speaking one of those languages rather than Hindi. Since the census is unable to determine who is who, all of these languages are lumped together as the group "6 HINDI" in the published census results.
- Scheduled Languages in descending order of speaker's strength - 2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India (29 June 2018).
- The World Fact Book. Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017 ꯫
- Central Hindi Directorate: Introduction. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012 ꯫
- (2013) "Hindi", Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.