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Tongues of the World: Marathi

Overview: Marathi is a widespread language native to central and western India, and is the official language of the state of Maharashtra. With nearly one hundred million speakers, it is one of the major languages of India and is spoken all over the world. It has dozens of dialects that can vary a great deal [...]

Tongues of the World: Hindi

Overview: Hindi, the main language of the South Asian nation of India, has also been called Hindustani, Urdu, and Hindi-Urdu. Certain sources distinguish between “Hindi” and “Urdu” as separate languages, while others claim that they are so closely linguistically related as to be considered one language. Hindi and Urdu share many similarities and have an [...]