@Gargron Just FYI, there are hundreds of languages in India. Over 700 at-least. You should be looking for someone who understands not just Hindi but also Indian politics and culture. Because most Indians use English as a bridge language at-least on social media. Definitely good to know Hindi but that shouldn’t be the only criteria. India has no national language. There are two official languages of business and 22 scheduled languages. Gonna be hard policing all Indian languages at this stage.
I'm glad you made that point. I'm not indian, but I thought that was common knowledge.
In my small (16,000) town in northern bc canada I guessed the most common indian language was punjabi (statscan agrees) and I know some who speak gujarati. I don't actually know anyone who speaks hindi (I think).
@gemlog Hello sir from snowy #Toronto. This a common misconception. Most people think Indians speak Hindi. In Canada, Punjabi must be the most spoken. But in India it is a minority language at best. Hindi in its many forms is spoken by at best half the population (this can be disputed because they lump together its many forms). Bengali is the next biggest. Punjabi is 12th at best. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers_in_India#List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers
Hello from Singapore. 🙂
Here, the official Indian language is Tamil, probably because most migrants to Singapore from the Indian subcontinent are from that ethic group.
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