Hindi Language Spoken States in India

Hindi is one of the official languages of India, and several states have a majority of Hindi speakers as well as Hindi as their official language. India doesn’t have a national language, but the central government does use Hindi after it became the official language of the Union of India in 1950. People in the north and central regions interact in Hindi. In Hindi-speaking states, native languages exist. There are around 400 million Hindi speakers in India, accounting for around 35% of the total population.

Hindi Script

The following states are in the northern and central parts of the Indian region where Hindi is spoken as an official language.

StateNative LanguageOfficial Language
Bihar Angika, Bhojpuri, Magahi, Maithili and VajjikaHindi, Urdu
Uttar Pradesh Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Bagheli, Braj bhasha, Bundeli, Kannauji, Khari boliHindi, Urdu
Haryana Haryanvi, Punjabi and Rajasthani language in some partsHindi, Punjabi
Rajasthan Rajasthani languageHindi
Himachal Pradesh PahariHindi, Punjabi
Uttarakhand Kumaoni, Garhwali, HindiHindi, Sanskrit
Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarhi language, HindiHindi, Chhattisgarhi
Jharkhand Maithili, Santali language, HindiHindi, Santhali, Mundari, Bengali, HO, Kurukh
Madhya Pradesh Bagheli, Bundeli, Khari boli, MalviHindi

Delhi is the capital city of India, and Hindi is the official and widely spoken language in North India. There are several Hindi-spoken states in India, including Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir, but not their official language.


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