Talk:Hindi (disambiguation)

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Hindi should not be a disambiguation page -- people searching for "Hindi" will most probably be searching for the language; besides, many articles link here. The article that is currently located atStandard Hindi should be located here, and the content on this page should be moved to Hindi (disambiguation). utcursch | talk 14:30, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

this is being actively discussed here. dab (ūíĀ≥) 18:18, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Which language?[edit]

Which language is the most spoken in the world? Is there a place where it is tabulated/listed? Is Hindi the second most spoken language (after Chinese)? It should be mentioned in the introduction, if so.Jahilia (talk) 18:58, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

See List of languages by number of native speakers and Ethnologue list of most spoken languages. utcursch | talk 04:02, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

"Standard Hindi"?[edit]

Would someone please explain when "Standard Hindi" became one of the 22 scheduled languages of India? Yes, I understand the linguistic and political distinctions, but are we going to start qualifying the official languages of other countries as "Standard", eg. "Standard Russian" for Russia? "Standard Mandarin" for China? I was going to edit the entry, but I thought I would check in with the editors first. Sarayuparin (talk) 04:20, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

American English[edit]

As Hindi is the National Language of India, and Hindi is most associated with India, it is evident that articles should be in Indian Standard English, and NOT American English. It should be noted that Indian Standard English is almost exactly the same as British English. ‚ÄĒPreceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:36, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

What is Hindi?[edit]

before any one try to define Hindi lets have a look on some example of its use by Indian Government see this link: [1]

there is a saying in Hindi Belt of India: "Kos-Kos per badale bani, chaar kos per pani" its meaning is "at every 1.5 to 3 miles dialect(of language) changes, and at every 6 to 12 miles the taste of water changes.

So above phrase shows the richness of Indian soil, it also shows Hindi is in it self a culture, which includes all in the so called "Hindi Belt" in India. and above also reflects in a very precise way what Hindi could be, because total estimated length of the "Hindi Belt" is around 1000 miles and width is around 600 miles. so it is not a surprise that Hindi has more than 32 major dialects.

above is just a brief about Hindi, I wish to contribute much more, may be some day when I have time; after all its my Mother lounge. pinkwithblue (talk) 09:52, 16 March 2008 (UTC)


Whether or not India recognizes it, there are undoubtedly different ethnic groups in India. On Wikipedia you can find separate articles on Marathis, Bengalis, and so on. What is the Hindi-speaking ethnicity called? And why isn't there an article? Brutannica (talk) 22:13, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

As far as I am aware, no one has proposed an ethnicity to cover Hindi-speakers. Grover cleveland (talk) 05:37, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
The classification of Indian ethnic groups tend not to be only influenced by the language spoken. They are also classified according to region/state (which is related to language, but the connection is only contingent), religion and of course the Indian caste system. For this reason, there are a range of ethnic groups that speak Hindi (admittedly, different dialects however) such as Jat people, Banias, North Indian Brahmins, Rajasthanis, Jainis, etc. The situation is complicated by the fact that many other ethnic groups have infiltrated, the Hindi speaking areas of India, notably the Punjabi people, constituting 30% of the population of Delhi. GizzaDiscuss © 07:47, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

their common identity ("bhashi" comes from bhasha). utcursch | talk 14:29, 18 April 2008 (UTC)