In India, we speak Urdu, a dialect of the Hindi language, which is a language spoken in over half the country. The Hindi language is spoken by two of the three major religions: Hinduism, which is the majority religion, and Sikhism, which consists of the second largest religion. It is the most widely spoken language in the world. So it’s no wonder that it is the language that a large portion of the world’s population can speak.
Another interesting fact is that Hindi is the language most used when talking to strangers. So it makes sense that we, the citizens of the world’s most populous nation, would be the most likely to speak it.
It also makes sense that the world’s populous would make the most sense when talking to a stranger. This was true in America, when people would ask questions like, “What’s your name?” or “Where are you from?” They could easily be wrong. But the fact that India is the world’s most populous country, with over 200 million people, is a good thing! When we speak Hindi we can tell a lie without fear of punishment.
But what about its neighbors? Japan, China, and South Korea are the countries who speak English the most. How come India speaks Hindi? Well, it’s a bit of a puzzle. For one, there aren’t many people in India who are actually native speakers. So when they say Hindi, they’re actually saying a dialect of Hindi, and the words are pronounced just the same as they are in English.
It is not that Hindi is just a dialect. Although the two languages share over ninety percent of their vocabulary, both are actually very different. It is in fact an independent language with a few hundred native speakers who speak it with a somewhat limited vocabulary. A good example of this is the Hindi phrase “dhoti charkha.” This is the equivalent of the English “ditto” in the Hindi language.
In the early 1990s, the linguist B. T. Krishnamurti made a fundamental observation that India’s dialects are not really dialects at all. In fact, they are actually quite different. Krishnamurti has done studies of Hindi and Sanskrit, and discovered that there isn’t a single word that exists in both that is shared by the two languages.
This is why Hindi speakers and Sanskrit speakers alike use ditto in the same sentence. Ditto is the plural form of ditto, which is the standard form of ditto in English. Ditto is the equivalent of the English single in the Hindi language.
Ditto is also used when it is part of a compound word. For example, ditto-and also works as a compound word. For example, ditto-and-also works as a compound word.
Although Hindi is spoken by the majority of Indians, there are some significant subgroups that don’t speak Hindi at all. For example, the Hindi-speaking north Indians and the Hindi-speaking south Indians. There are also some major linguistic differences between the two languages. For example, the Hindi word for “dog” is ‘dodar’. This word is different from the English word “dog”, which is “dog” in English.