Talk:Languages of South Asia

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Expanded Page for South Asian languages[edit]

Expanded page on South Asian Languages to combine languages of Indian Subcontinent. Used languages of India as the starting template. The data from Census reports of India, pakistan, Bangladesh, nepal, Sri-Lanka etc could be consolidated on this page. I have changed some figures but they need to be corrected with actual consolidated figures and references need to be attached.

This page needs to be expanded for several reasons"

1. Cultural, historical oneness of the entire Indian Subcontinent. 2. Bengali, Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu are pan Subcontinent languages cutting across countries (like germany, korea, russia...) 3. Other reasons may be added here... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Crishnaa (talkcontribs)

I am not sure this is a good idea. Obviously languages don't follow country boundaries, South Asia isn't an exception in this, but there is no "Cultural, historical oneness of the entire Indian Subcontinent", unless you are referring to a single century of British rule. And there is no reason for a copy-paste duplication of List of Indian languages by number of native speakers here. It is easy to copy-paste a giant list, but it is a nightmare to maintain it in more than one place.
If you insist we need this title, it should not have list character but explain the major points in coherent prose. --dab (𒁳) 05:23, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Table with Percentages[edit]

The table with percentages is inaccurate. The percentages are of the population of the country of India as a whole while the numerical figures are given for the total language speakers. Thus, the number of speakers of Bengali and Punjabi (spoken also in Bangladesh and Pakistan) is being compared as a percentage out of the population of India. So you're comparing two different types of numerical data here. I hope that makes sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.15.20.154 (talk) 02:59, 4 March 2013 (UTC)