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10 Unknown facts about Hindi language

know some Interesting facts about our Mother Tongue, Hindi language

Hindi is considered as one of the oldest living languages in the world dates back to 5000 years ago, but there are not enough evidences to prove the theory. Hindi is fourth popular and widely spoken language in the world after Chinese with 1,311 million speakers, Spanish 460 million speakers, English 379 million speakers and Hindi with 341 million speakers. To honor the language, Hindi Diwas is observed every year on 14th September.

During rule of foreign rulers, Hindi lost its respect and considered as backward language. After Independence in 1947 Indian Constituent assembly decided to retain the glory of Hindi language, thus on 14th September 1949 Hindi adopted as the official language and Devnagari Lipi as the official script of India under article 343.

                There are some interesting facts about Hindi language and vocabulary which many people do not know.

  1. Hindi was originally introduced as the language in 11th century AD.
  2. According to a survey, Indian youth likes to see 93% YouTube videos in Hindi.
  3. Hindi language is in academic education for students in more than 30 countries of the world and approximately 176 universities offer courses for the language ‘Hindi’.
  4. In March 2019 Hindi word ‘Chudi’ mark its position in the list of Oxford Dictionary.
  5. According to Denica Salazar up to 900 words are already acquired their position in the World’s famous Oxford Dictionary including ‘Are yaar’, Bhel’ etc.
  6. Hindi has the honour of the official language in Fiji named island in South Pacific Ocean. And Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, Mauritius, Tobago and Nepal are also Hindi speaking countries.
  7. According to World Economic Forum’s ‘Power Language Index’ Hindi will be one of the most powerful languages in the world by 2050.
  8. Hindi language consist Portuguese words, Turkish words, French ones, Dutch words, Arabian ones, Persian vocabulary, English vocabulary and Greece vocabulary in itself.
  9. Hindi is one of the seven languages in India which used to create Web addresses.
  10. Prem Sagar, meaning ‘ocean of love’ was published in 1805 and tells the deed of Lord Krishna by Lallu Lal. It is considered to be the first published book in Hindi.

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