The word Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) written in Devanagari.
|Native speakers||14,000 (2001)|
|Writing system||No native script.
Written in Devanagari, various Brāhmī-based alphabets, Thai in vocabularies, and Latin script
|Official language in|| India, Uttarakhand
one of the 22 scheduled languages of India
Sanskrit is an ancient language. The main script used to write Sanskrit is Devanāgarī. Sanskrit is the sacred language of Hinduism and Buddhism. Today, 14,135 people in India use it as their daily language.[source?] It is one of the 22 official languages of India. Sanskrit is also common in multiple names. Sanskrit is an ancient language used more than a thousand years ago.
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- "Comparative speaker's strength of scheduled languages − 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001". Census of India, 2001. Office of the Registrar and Census Commissioner, India. http://censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/Census_Data_Online/Language/Statement5.htm. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- Banerji, Suresh (1971). A companion to Sanskrit literature: spanning a period of over three thousand years, containing brief accounts of authors, works, characters, technical terms, geographical names, myths, legends, and twelve appendices. p. 672. ISBN 978-81-208-0063-2. http://books.google.com/books?id=JkOAEdIsdUs.