Hindi is the national language of India, and the state of language of six of its provinces. Hindi, along with English, is the official language of India. It is written in the Devangri Script and belongs to the Indo-European language family. Hindi is a direct descendent of Sanskrit, which is a sister language of Greek and Latin.
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Hindi is spoken in Fiji
Hindi got it's name from the Persian word 'hind' meaning 'land of the Indus river'
Hindi is spoken by almost 500 million people world wide
Hindi is phonetic--it is pronouced exactly how it is spelled!
India is home to the worlds largest school. It has over 25,000 students!
Buttons were invented in India
India is the largest movie producer in the world!
India has a spa for elephants!
Shampoo was developed in India!
India is the most vegitarian country in the world!
Freddie Mercury is of Indian decent
Love the board game Chutes and Ladders? It originated in India!
Chess was invented in India
India is home to the Himalayas
I learned more than I could have ever expected in my first semester of Hindi.
I originally imagined that Hindi class would just be a lecture-style class, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t
Knowledge of Asian dialects is of great value in the international market, so learning Hindi will definitely help me stand out in the job market.
- Bhakti, '15
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