Hindi is the national language of India and the state language of six of its states. Hindi, along with English, is the official language of India. It is written in the Devanagari Script and belongs to the Indo-European language family. Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit, which is a sister language of Greek and Latin.
Please see Hindi Course Descriptions for information about Hindi courses offered at the University of Pittsburgh.
Why Study Hindi?
- Communicate and interact with over half a billion/500 million people
- With the opening of the Indian economy since the '90s, India represents a huge opportunity for international business, scientific co-operation, and cultural language
- Understand and enjoy movies from Bollywood, the world's largest film industry
- Hindi is closely related to other South Asian languages including Urdu and Nepali
Earn Pitt Credentials with Hindi
- Hindi Minor
- Certificate in Asian Studies
- Global Studies Certificate
- BPhil in International and Area Studies - Global Studies Track
- BPhil in International and Area Studies - Asian Studies Track
- General Education Requirements
- Linguistics Major Language Requirement
What do Students Say?
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
Just this past winter break I went to India to see family and all of sudden I could understand some of the things they were saying! Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my experience in Hindi. - Amaan,'21
Within the four semesters that I have taken Hindi for, I have learned to read, write, speak and analyze and discuss articles and videos. -Rhea, '21