Hindi is the official language of India. Although there are fourteen or so other languages in India, only Hindi translations have been used in this glossary. Spelling of Hindi translations have been used in this glossary. Spelling of Hindi words can vary in English because 5they are translated phonetically from many Hindi dialects.
Hindi (Devanagari: à¤¹à¤¿à¤¨à¥à¤¦à¥€ or à¤¹à¤¿à¤‚à¤¦à¥€; ), an Indo-European language spoken mainly in northern and central India, is one of the official languages of the Union government of India http://india.gov.in/knowindia/official_language.php The Union: Official Languageshttp://india.gov.in/govt/documents/english/Art243-395_89-184pp_.pdf PDF from india.gov.in containing Articles 343 which states so. It is part of a dialect continuum of the Indic family, bounded on the northwest and west by Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu, and Gujarati; on the south by Marathi; on the southeast by Oriya; on the east by Bengali; and on the north by Nepali. Hindi also refers to a standardized register of Hindustani termed khariboli, that emerged as the standard dialect of Hindi.