The Hindi Language Article (goes with #2)

The Hindi Language Article (goes with #2) - TheHindiLanguage

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Hindi Language Hindi, as recognized by the Constitution of India, is the official language (in addition to English) of the Republic of India, and  the common second language of Mauritius, Fiji, Trinidad, Guyana and Surinam.  Origins of the language and its deep relationship with Sanskrit: Sanskrit, one of the most ancient spoken and written languages in the world and one of the earliest members of the Indo- European language family, is the primary source of Hindi. Hindi, like Sanskrit, is written in the  Dev Naagari  script, which is  common to several other Indian languages as well. Much of the vocabulary of Hindi comes from Sanskrit, though Hindi also  has a special relationship with Urdu, their grammar and much of their vocabulary being identical. Differences / Similarities between Urdu and Hindi: Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, is pretty much the same language as Hindi. In some cases it is also spoken about  as Hindi-Urdu language. Differences, however, exist, mostly in vocabulary, primarily because of it being spoken in different  countries. Since Urdu is spoken in an Islamic country, it has borrowed many words from Arabic and Persian, and thus it has  an Arabic hue, whereas Hindi would rather use Sanskrit words. Writing system presents another difference, in that Hindi 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ANTHR 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Fall '08 term at BYU - ID.

Page1 / 2

The Hindi Language Article (goes with #2) - TheHindiLanguage

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online