Administrative languages in India

Allen Thrasher athr at loc.gov
Tue Feb 25 10:26:13 EST 1997


In general this is true but there is at least one exception:  The
administrative language of Jammu and Kashmir is Urdu not Kashmiri.

Allen Thrasher



On Tue, 25 Feb 1997, Lars Martin Fosse wrote:

> I just had a request from a journalist regarding administrative languages of
> India. May I refer the matter to the netters:
> 
> I assume that Hindi and(??) English are the administrative languages on an
> all-India basis. 
> 
> Furthermore, I assume that the dominant language of the various states is
> the administrative language of that state, e.g. Tamil in Tamil Nadu, Kannada
> in Karnataka, Bengali in Bengal etc., possibly with English as well. 
> 
> Any hard knowledge out there?
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Lars Martin Fosse
> 
> 
> 





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