1. Hindi is an Indo-European language
Hindi is a standardized from of Hindustani, along with Urdu. Hindi is derived directly from Hindustani in North India and was standardized in the 19th century. Hindi and Urdu share significant similarities, and they are still linguistically considered to be two variants of Hindustani.
2. Hindi is spoken by 366 million people across the world
Hindi is one of India’s official languages and is mostly spoken in the northern half of India. Hindi is also spoken in in Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Nepal.
3. English has borrowed a great number of words from Hindi
Examples of Hindi loanwords include avatar, bandanna, bungalow, dinghy, guru, jungle, khaki, karma, loot, mantra, nirvana, punch, pyjamas, sorbet, shampoo, thug, typhoon and yoga.
4. Each letter of the Hindi alphabet has its own independent and distinct sound
As a result, Hindi words are pronounced exactly as they are written, making the Hindi language easy to learn.
5. India’s Hindi-speaking regions celebrate Hindi Day annually on 14th September
Hindi Day commemorates the adoption of Hindi as an official language by the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1965.