India

Diversification of India’s languages help or slow the growth of India

Top languages speaks in India:   Language Family Speakers (in millions, 2001) 1 Hindi Indo-Aryan 422 2 Bengali Indo-Aryan, Eastern 83.4 3 Telugu Dravidian 74 4 Marathi Indo-Aryan, Southern 72 5 Tamil Dravidian 61...

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India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga centre and base for Himalayan trekking.

Capital:  New Delhi
Population: 1.324 billion (2016) World Bank
Currency:  Indian rupee
President: Ram Nath Kovind
Prime minister: Narendra Modi
Official languages: Hindi, English