Hindi is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. A lot is known about Sanskrit, but Hindi has always suffered from relative non-recognition as far as trivia is concerned.
We decided to shine some light on the official language of India. Here are some facts about the Hindi that you should know:
- Words like ‘guru’, ‘jungle’, ‘karma’, ‘yoga’, ‘bungalow’, ‘cheetah’, ‘loot’, ‘thug’, and ‘avatar’ have been borrowed from Hindi.
- Hindi got its name from the Persian word “Hind” means “land of the Indus river.”
- The constituent assembly adopted Hindi as an official language of the Union on 14 September 1949, the day is known as “Hindi Day”.
- Hindi is also spoken in Fiji, Mauritius, Suriname. Guyana, Trinidad, Tobago and Nepal.
- In the year 1881, Bihar replaced Urdu with Hindi as a sole official state language and thus Bihar became the first state in the history to adopt Hindi as an official language.
- Hindi became the official language of India in 1965.
- Spoken by almost 500 Million people around the globe, Hindi is one of the most spoken languages of the world.
- ‘Prem Sagar’ meaning ‘the ocean of love’ by Lallu Lal in 1805 which tells about the deeds of Lord Krishna is considered as the first book written in Hindi.
- Hindi typewriters came into the markets in the 1930s.
- Hindi script is phonetic, it is pronounced by the way as it is written.