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संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam
The word Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) written in Sanskrit. Displayed in the Sarai font for Devanagari.
The word Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) written in Devanagari.
Region Greater India
Native speakers 14,000[1]  (2001)
Language family
Writing system No native script.[2]
Written in Devanagari, various Brāhmī-based alphabets, Thai in vocabularies, and Latin script
Official status
Official language in  India, Uttarakhand
one of the 22 scheduled languages of India
Language codes
ISO 639-1 sa
ISO 639-2 san
ISO 639-3 san

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.

A Sanskrit script

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