22 Official Languages of India and Their States

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India, the land of diversity, has a rich cultural heritage with 22 official languages and thousands of dialects. In such a multilingual country, it’s essential to have a national language to unify the people. Hindi is considered the national language of India, but there is much debate about it.

22 Official Languages of India and Their States

Sl No.Languages Official Recognition in state
1TamilTamil Nadu, Puducherry
2TeluguAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Puducherry
3UrduJammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Jharkhand, Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
4OdiaOfficial language of Orissa
5PunjabiOfficial language of Punjab and Chandigarh, 2nd official language of Delhi and Haryana
6SanskritHimachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand
7SantaliSpoken by Santhal people mainly in the state of Jharkhand as well as in the states of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal
8SindhiGujarat and Maharashtra, especially Ulhasnagar
9KannadaKarnataka
10KashmiriJammu and Kashmir
11KonkaniDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala (The Konkan Coast)
12AssameseAssam, Arunachal Pradesh
13BengaliWest Bengal, Tripura
14BodoAssam
15DogriOfficial language of Jammu and Kashmir
16GujaratiDadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Gujarat
17HindiAndaman and Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal
18MaithiliBihar, Jharkhand
19MalayalamKerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry
20ManipuriManipur
21MarathiMaharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
22NepaliSikkim and West Bengal

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