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Speaking the Language

India - Speaking the Language


In India, Hindi is the National language and is also the mother tongue of about 30% Indians. However, English is the language for most official, political and commercial communications. There are 18 other official languages that are basically regional languages and are spoken in different states of India. An Indian currency note contains its denomination printed in 15 languages

Tourism has grown in almost all Indian states and therefore most of the Indians are well versed with English language. The literacy rate is also average, so not only the local guides but also the shopkeepers, taxi drivers and common men speak English with their regional language.

It is best to buy a language converter guide in whichever part of the country you are in so as to get well versed with the regional languages there. However, with English in the supporting role, it is easier to remain conversant with the local people there.


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