Official names of India

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India has 23 official languages. The its constitution lists the name of the country in each of the languages.[1] Hindi and English (listed in boldface) are the "official languages of the union" (Union meaning the Federal Government located in Delhi);[2] Tamil and Sanskrit are officially the "classical languages of India."

Language Long form English Pronunciation Short form
Assamese ভাৰত গণৰাজ্য Bhārôt Gôṇôrājÿô ভাৰত Bharot
Bengali ভারত গণরাজ্য Bʰārôt Gôṇôrājÿô ভারত Bharot
Bodo
Dogri
English[3] Republic of India India
Gujarati ભારતીય પ્રજાસત્તાક Bhartiya Prajasattak ભારત
Hindi भारत गणराज्य Bhārata Gaṇarājya भारत Bhārat
Kannada ಭಾರತ ಗಣರಾಜ್ಯ Bhārata Gaṇarājya ಭಾರತ Bhārata
Kashmiri ہِندوستان Hindustān
Konkani भारोत गोणराज भारोत
Maithili
Malayalam ഭാരതം Bhāratam ഭാരതം Bhāratam
Manipuri (also Meitei or Meithei) ভারত গণরাজ্য ভারত
Marathi भारतीय प्रजासत्ताक Bhartiya Prajasattak भारत Bhārat
Nepali भारत गणराज्य Bʰārat Gaṇarādzya भारत Bʰārat
Oriya ଭାରତ Bharata Bharata
Punjabi ਭਾਰਤ ਗਣਤੰਤਰ Bhārat Gantantar ਭਾਰਤ Bhārat
Sanskrit भारत गणराज्य Bhārata Gaṇarājya भारत Bhārata
Santhali
Sindhi ڀارت، هندستانڀارت، ڀارت،
Tamil இந்தியக் குடியரசு Indiyak-Kudiyarasu இந்தியா India
Telugu భారత గణరాజ్యము Bʰārata Gaṇa Rājyamu భారత్ Bhārath
Urdu جمہوریہ بھارت Jumhūrīyat-e Bhārat بھارت Bhārat

Other pages[change | change source]

  • Hindustan

References[change | change source]

  1. "Eighth Schedule". National Informatics Centre (NIC). 2007. http://lawmin.nic.in/coi/EIGHTH-SCHEDULE.pdf. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
  2. "The Union: Official Language". National Informatics Centre (NIC). 2007. http://india.gov.in/knowindia/official_language.php. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  3. "CIA Factbook: India". CIA. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html. Retrieved 2007-03-10.