Hindi Language

Hindi language schools, dictionary, words and other resources about Hindi.

Hindi Language Facts

Spoken in: India and other 16 countries

Region: South Asia

Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world, after Chinese. About 500 million people speak Hindi, in India and abroad, and the total number of people who can understand the language may be 800 million.

Hindi's popularity has been helped by Bollywood, the Hindi film industry. These movies have an international appeal and now they have broken into the western markets as well.

Total speakers: 487 million

Official language of: India

Statistics:

India - 363,839,000
Bangladesh - 346,000
Belize - 8, 455
Botswana - 2000
Germany - 24,500
Nepal - 170, 997
New Zealand - 11,200
Philippines - 2,415
Singapore - 5000
South Africa - 890, 292
Uganda - 147, 000
United Kingdom - 243 000
USA - 26,253
Yemen - 65, 000

Total - 487,000,000

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