Languages of India

May 11, 2019
Category: General Study,Polity

There are many languages speaking in India, but legally 22 languages have the legal status. But India providing the Equality of Status to all the languages of India.
There are 22 languages in the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution. Originally, Constitution has 14 languages in the 8th schedule. Eighth schedule is related to the article 344(1) and article 351.

Languages of People

Languages of Eighth Schedule

1. Assamese.
2. Bengali.
3. Bodo.
4. Dogri.
5. Gujarati.
6. Hindi.
7. Kannada.
8. Kashmiri.
9. Konkani.
10. Maithili.
11. Malayalam.
12. Manipuri.
13. Marathi.
14. Nepali.
15. Odia
16. Punjabi.
17. Sanskrit.
18. Santhali.
19. Sindhi.
20. Tamil.
21. Telugu.
22. Urdu

There were three amendment in the schedule 8 of indian constitution.

  1. Sindhi was added in 1967 by 21st amendment.
  2. Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali were added by 71st Constitutional Amendment 1992
  3. Bodo, dogri, Mathili and Santhali were added by 92nd constitutional amendment.

There is a demand to add other languages in the Eighth Schedule. on every 5 year after the appointment of President of India. This demand increases rapidly.

What is the reason behind the adding more languages in Eighth Schedule?

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Let’s discuss some special knowledge about languages in Eighth Schedule

Bodo Language

  • This language is spoken in northeast india. i.e. Assam, Nepal and Bengal.
  • It having a separate script but later acceptance of Devnagari Script.
  • This is a compusary language teaching till class 10 in the tribal areas of Assam.

Sanskrit Language

  • Sanskrit Language is used in the most of the Uttarakhand state of India.
  • Devnagri script is used in this language also.

Dogri Language

  • Dogri Language is most speaking language in the northeastern states Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Script of this language is dogri. But it is commonly written in Devnagari in India.

Urdu Language

  • It is mostly used in Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • Script of urdu Language is Arabic script.

The Script of English language is Latin Script.

How it is Possible to unitise India and World in the sense of Language?

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