Are you a proud Indian? But do you know the glorious history of Hindi language and important facts related to it? There are so many facts about Hindi that most of you wouldn’t know.
We decided to throw some light on the official language of India. Today, we are going to tell you amazing facts related to Hindi, that will make you feel proud on your language.
Let’s explore interesting facts about Hindi..
Except India, Hindi is also spoken in Nepal, Thailand, Fiji, Pakistan, Suriname, Tobaya, and Guyana.
Demand of Hindi on Internet is 94%. There are seven languages that are used in making web address of web, among them Hindi is one. The popularity of Hindi can be estimated by the fact that every year, demand for Hindi content on the Internet is increasing by 94 percent.
In Hindi language, you can find many familiar words in English which are in Hindi or of Hindi origin. For example : jungle, karma, Guru, yoga, bungalow, looting, thug, cheetah and avatar.
The word ‘Hindi’ got its name from the Persian word ‘Hind’ meaning ‘the land of the Indus river’.
Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world.
Hindi is taught in 176 of the world’s universities, out of which 45 alone are in America. Not only this, more than 25 newspapers and magazines abroad are published in Hindi everyday.
Bihar is the first state to accept Hindi as its official language. By the year 1881, the official language of Bihar used to be Urdu, in place of which Hindi was adopted.
Nouns in Hindi have genders, either masculine or feminine. Hindi adjectives and verbs change according to gender. So, gender aspects of the Hindi language are made very strict.
Apabhramsa is considered the earliest form of the Hindi.
Prem Sagar by Lallu Lal in 1805 is considered as the first book published in Hindi.
India celebrates Hindi divas every 14 September.
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