Hindi is a standardized register of the Hindustani language. Along with the English language, Hindi written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Government of India. Both languages are used in parliament, in the judiciary, in communications between the central government and state government, and for other official purposes. It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India. Outside India, it is an official language in Fiji, and is a recognized regional language in Mauritius, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Hindi is closely related to Urdu, the main language of Pakistan, which is written with the Arabic script, and linguists consider Standard Hindi and Standard Urdu to be different formal registers both derived from the Khari Boli dialect, which is also known as Hindustani. Apart from the difference in writing systems, the other main difference between Hindi and Urdu is that Hindi contains more vocabulary from Sanskrit, while Urdu contains more vocabulary from Persian.


Like other Indo-Aryan languages, Hindi is considered to be a direct descendant of an early form of Sanskrit. It has been influenced by Dravidian and Turkic languages, Persian, Arabic, Portuguese and English. In the 7th century A.D Hindi emerged as Apabhramsha, which means corruption or corrupted speech, as a degenerated form of Prakrit. By the 10th century A.D. it became stable, with many dialects such as Braj Bhasha, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Khari Boli. Standard Hindi is based on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and the surrounding region. Urdu – another form of Hindustani – acquired linguistic prestige in the later Mughal period (1800s). In the late 19th century, a movement to develop Hindi as a standardized form of Hindustani separate from Urdu took form. In 1881, Bihar accepted Hindi as its sole official language, replacing Urdu, and thus became the first state of India to adopt Hindi. The Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as an official language of India on 14 September 1949. Now, it is celebrated as Hindi Day.

Hindi first started to be used in writing during the 4th century AD. It was originally written with the Brahmi script but since the 11th century AD it has been written with the Devanāgarī alphabet. The first printed book in Hindi was John Gilchrist’s Grammar of the Hindoostanee Language which was published in 1796.


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Hindi Proverb:हाथ कंगन को आरसी क्या “- You don’t need a mirror to see the bracelet on your wrist.


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