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Facts about Hindi language

Posted on : 15 Jan 2020

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  • The word Hindi originated from the Persian word Hind, which means the land of the Indus river.
  • Hindi is the first language of around 430 million people around the world.
  • Apart from India, the language is also spoken in Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Fiji and Mauritius. Hindi and Nepalese share the same script - Devanagari.
  • The gender aspects of Hindi are very strict. All nouns in Hindi possess genders and the adjectives and verbs change according to gender.
  • Many English words have been derived from Hindi, such as chutney, loot, bungalow, guru, jungle, karma, yoga, thug, and avatar and so on.
  • Hindi is a descendant of Sanskrit. Its words and grammar follow that of the ancient language.
  • In linguistic terms, Hindi belongs to the Indo-Iranian sub-family of the Indo-European family of language.
  • Hindi has been influenced and enriched by Turkish, Arabic, Persian, English and Dravidian (ancient South India) languages.
  • The earliest form of Hindi was called 'Apabhramsa', which was an offspring of Sanskrit. In 400 AD, poet Kalidas wrote Vikramorvashiyam in Apabhramsa.
  • The first book believed to be published in Hindi was Prem Sagar. The book was published by Lalloo Lal and depicted tales of Krishna.
  • Hindi is one of the seven Indian languages that can be used to make web URLs. 

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements
    1.The word Hindi originated from the Persian word Hind, which means the land of the Indus River.
    2.Hindi and Nepalese share the same script Devanagari.
    3.Hindi is one of the seven Indian languages that can be used to make web URLs.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 only

    3.3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3

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