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French and Pondicherry[edit]

French is an official language of Pondicherry. You can read here:

Non availability of languagewise population figures[edit]

Still we are unable to know the language wise population of India as per census in 2001.When can we see these figures ? -Noorbasha Rahamthulla, Visakhapatnam.

Is gondi official language?[edit]

This official document doesnot show gondi as official language. Does any body knows the truth? What kind of authenticity this site has..Is this a Gov of India site?

I have seen that old nic site has given a link "National Languages" which says that there are 22 national languages in india... Your second site speaks about only Raj basha (official language).It need not have references about national language —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:22, August 25, 2007 (UTC)

Anti-English POV?[edit]

Well, let’s check it: almost all (if not all) the websites of official Indian state governments and Indian central government are primairly in English; English is the official language of the capital territory of Delhi, 7 states and 3 territories (being the sole official language in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim). Many Indian universities use English as a way of instruction. And many business, too. In any part of India, we can see billboards advertising in both Hindi (or local language) and respectively in English. Court proceedings are in English, as the same way that many parliament discussions and resolutions.

So, why it seems the article as the way it is written now wants to downplay the role and the importance of English (saying many and many times that “English is not the official language of India”) as the main language of all India together with Hindi? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 18:46, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

The contributor who seems to be downplaying the importance of English seems to be driven by a misguided sense of patriotism. Even though patriotism might be considered a laudable attribute in certain circles, I would like to bring to the kind attention of the said person the principle that in the context of an encyclopedia, truth/facts shall take precedence over opinion(s).Anonymus1984AD (talk) 19:02, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

There seems to be a downplaying of the usage of English in this article, while there are several documents available suggesting that English is one of major languages spoken in India [1]. While, it is okay to be patriotic, the essence of an encylopaedic reference is for the rest of the world not to be meant for reflecting personal preferences of misguided patriotism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Showmethedoor


Is there any reason the archives for this page begin at /Archive 3 rather than /Archive 1? And can it be fixed? It's messing up the Archive box. -- Arvind (talk) 22:58, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Sigh... I thought I could fix this by a few moves - I moved /Archive 3 to /Archive 1 and /Archive 4 to /Archive 2, but I've since hit a wall because it seems I can't move over redirects. Essentially, these pages need to be moved:
And the counter in the Miszabot template needs to be changed to "5" from "7". If an admin is watching this page, could they please do the needful. -- Arvind (talk) 23:06, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Done, Arvind. -- Sundar \talk \contribs 16:19, 6 December 2008 (UTC)


Maharashtra abloished Enlgish long ago. Only Marathi is the official language now. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 13:54, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Or have they unofficially abolished Marathi? I heard one minister taliking about making Hindi as the official language of maharastra state. Hindi is killing the Marathi language (in the same way as it killed so many other north Indian languages). And the irony is that the Marathi people are unaware about it. They are busy chasing the UP and Bihari people. Marathi film world is dead. Slowly other areas will follow. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:39, 14 August 2009 (UTC) Shut the anti-hindi crap please. Ministers mostly are un-aware of things they themselves say... --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 18:38, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

expansion proposal[edit]

I propose to add a "Official Language Policy - Origin and evolution" section detailing the Constituent assembly debates on language, the first official language commission (Kher commisssion), its report, the Pant parliamentary committee, its recommendations, Nehru's assurances of 1959&1963 and the official languages act of 1963, tamil nadu anti hindi agitations of 1965, Shastri's assurance of feb 65 and its codification by the amendment of 1967. I added this material to Anti-Hindi agitations of Tamil Nadu and i think it also belongs here. question is how much should be added and where it should be added. any suggestions?--Sodabottle (talk) 04:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

sounds like a relevant proposal. go for it. am sure u will receive enough support and opposition. --CarTick 04:49, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

just wondering[edit]

dont know the history as to why this article was created in the first place. though, i believe, it can be merged with Languages of India. --CarTick 21:49, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Related topics[edit]

The suggestion to merge it with languages of India is worth considering. Also since so much is being talked about the constitution and the language the constitutional provisions regarding linguistic minorities also needs to be talked about, including the role of Commissioner for Linguistics Minorities

K N Unni (talk) 11:30, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

asif bugti — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:13, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

urdu official in west bengal[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:39, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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