Official State Languages query
mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Aug 15 18:21:17 UTC 1996
The list of languages as they appear on Indian money in order should be
Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi,
Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Hindi and English appear as frame languages, while other languages appear
in a listed form. The list of languages is alphabetically organized.
There is no separate Rajasthani in the list.
On Thu, 15 Aug 1996, Michael Rabe wrote:
> According to the World Almanac that comes with _Where in the World is
> Carmen San Diego_ India has 16 major languages...
> Can anyone confirm that this is the set and order of appearance of the 13
> that appear (plus English) on Indian currency notes:
> Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Hindi, Oriya, Punjabi,
> Rajasthani, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
> Presumably, Hindi gets pride of center place.
> So, my related query is this: how many official state languages are there
> all told and which are the additional ones?
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