India: Data on Mother Tongues, Second Languages, and Third Languages

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Longinus
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Re: India: Data on Mother Tongues, Second Languages, and Third Languages

Postby Longinus » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:02 am

Extremely helpful! Thanks very much for the info! I have heard about Bengali literature, but I didn't appreciate its breadth. And I had no idea about Malayalam. More languages to add to my wishlist!

I had a friend in graduate school many years ago who spoke Punjabi, Kashmiri, and Urdu, but as your comments suggest, seemed most comfortable reading and writing in Urdu. Which languages develop rich literary traditions and which ones don't seem to be an accident of history.
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Re: India: Data on Mother Tongues, Second Languages, and Third Languages

Postby verdastelo » Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:16 am

Found these maps on MapPorn Reddit. The creator uses the 2011 Census Data that I used as well. I created tables and he created a map, which is more impressive.

Hindi Speakers in India

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English Speakers in India

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