Hindi 2021/2022

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List of courses.

Hindi

List of courses in Hindi.

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About the Subject

Hindi is the largest language in South Asia and the official language of the Indian union. It is spoken by more than 400 million people in northern and central India, and is the second (or literary) language in the educational system in almost all Indian, non-Hindi-speaking states; it is also "lingua franca", i.e. assistant language, in large parts of India, and, of course, also among large layers of the population of Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan. Hindi is also spoken in many countries with a large Indian immigrant population, such as Trinidad, Surinam, Mauritius, and Fiji. Hindi can be placed in third place among the world's languages, after Chinese and English.

Hindi is closely related to Urdu, which is the official language of Pakistan, and one of India's 22 national languages. Urdu has many loanwords from Persian and Arabic, and is written using the Arabic script. The language has its real basis in the Indian linguistic and cultural development, and is one of the inheritors of Sanskrit and the Middle Indian languages. The Hindi alphabet is called devanagari, and is the same as the one most commonly used for Sanskrit.

Contact

Student Office

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 52

Fax: info@lingfil.uu.se