Vital Statistics: Languages of India
malaiya at CS.COLOSTATE.EDU
Mon Jan 3 12:49:04 EST 2000
Artur Karp wrote:
>I need the freshest possible data on major languages of India -
>could you please direct me to a web page with solidly grounded
>statistics (I know of Ethnologue)?
>How many constitutional languages does India possess at present?
You can not get it from a more authoritative source than the
Census of India web-site ('91 data):
The Ethnologue enumeration scheme is quite curious. Among the
major languages of the world they include:
As a result they are able to adjust the ranking of the
top few languages of the world.
Who runs "Ethnologue"? Is it a committee of academic
researchers? What is their objective?
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