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Country vs country: India and United States compared: Language stats

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STAT India United States
English status Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1535-1989. There are many regional dialects. Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1382-1989.
Languages Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%; <i>note:</i> English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%; <i>note:</i> Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Linguistic diversity index 0.93
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than United States
0.353
Ranked 114th.
Major language(s) Hindi, English and more than 20 other official languages English

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