List of Official Languages of Indian States and Union Territories
Being one of the world's most linguistically diversified nations, India has a total of 121 languages and 270 mother tongues. Keeping this in view, states in India can choose their own official language(s) through legislation.
India has two Official Languages (Hindi and English) and 22 Scheduled Languages as per the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India-- Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu-- to avoid any hindrance to both public and private affairs.
Check the complete list of Official Languages of Indian States and Union Territories, along with the Second Official Language(s) below.
List of Official Languages by States
|S.No.||State||Official Languages||Second Official Language(s)|
|10.||Jharkhand||Hindi||Angika, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Ho, Kharia, Khortha, Kurmali, Kurukh, Magahi, Maithili, Mundari, Nagpuri, Odia, Santali and Urdu|
|16.||Meghalaya||English||Khasi and Garo|
|22.||Sikkim||English, Nepali, Sikkimese, Lepcha||Gurung, Limbu, Magar, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa and Tamang|
|25.||Tripura||Bengali, English, Kokborok||-|
|28.||West Bengal||Bengali, English||Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Odia, Santali, Punajbi, Kamtapuri, Rajbanshi, Kurmali, Kurukh and Telugu|
List of Official Languages by Union Territories
|S.No.||Union Territories||Official Languages||Second Official Language(s)|
|1.||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Hindi, English||-|
|3.||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||Gujarati, Konkani, Marathi, Hindi||-|
|4.||Delhi||Hindi, English||Urdu and Punjabi|
|6.||Jammu and Kashmir||Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi, Urdu, English||-|
|8.||Puducherry||Tamil, French, English||Telugu and Malayalam|
Note: India has no National Language.
These were the Official Languages of Indian States and Union Territories. The students appearing for various competitive examinations are advised to go through the above-mentioned list thoroughly.
Which Indian language is the most widely accepted official language by Indian States and Union Territories?
Hindi is the most widely accepted official language by Indian States and Union Territories.
What is the National Language of India?
India has no National Language.
How many languages are listed in the Eighth Schedule to the Indian Constitution?
22 Scheduled Languages as per the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India-- Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
What are the two official languages of India?
Hindi and English are the two official languages of India.
What are the top 3 languages spoken in India?
As per 2011 Census of India, the top 3 languages are: 1- Hindi with 528,347,193 speakers 2- Bengali with 97,237,669 speakers 3- Marathi with 83,026,680 speakers