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Top 10 Languages Spoken In India

Before viewing the list of top ten languages spoken in India, lets have a quick look into some basic facts about the Indian Languages. Here it goes....

Quick Facts about Indian Languages

  • Hindi is NOT the National Language of India
  • The Constitution of India does not give any language the status of national language
  • The Constitution India designates a bilingual approach for official language
  • Hindi as well as English is the Official Language of Govt. of India
  • Hindi is the most sopken language India
  • 40.01% of population speaks Hindi in India
  • Bengali is the second most sopken language India
  • Telugu is the third most sopken language India
  • India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages
  • Around 60% Indians speaks other than Hindi
  • The 2001 Census listed 30 languages which were spoken by more than a million native speakers and 122 which were spoken by more than 10,000 people. However it has been recorded there are 122 major languages and 1599 other languages in India. Following table depicts top 10 languages spoken in India (Ordered by number of native speakers).

    Rank Language
    # 1 Hindi
    # 2 Bengali
    # 3 Telugu
    # 4 Marathi
    # 5 Tamil
    # 6 Urdu
    # 7 Gujarati
    # 8 Kannada
    # 9 Malayalam
    # 10 Odia (Oriya)


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