Native Speakers: 322 million (Hindustani); L2 Speakers: 270 million
Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North America
Official: India; Recognized minority language in the United Arab Emirates
Hindi is a highly inflected language with a subject-object-verb (SOV) word order, although there are few fixed rules and a high degree of flexibility and variation. Hindi words are inflected to express gender, number, person, and case by adding a suffix or changing the sound of the word endings. Verbs are structured according to aspect and tense/mood, with successive layers of inflectional elements following the lexical base.
Hindi is one of the standardized registers of the Hindustani language, with the other main standardized register being Urdu, and the two registers exhibit an extremely high degree of mutual intelligibility. Standard Hindi is based on the Khariboli dialect of the Delhi region, originally descended from Vedic Sanskrit.
There are roughly 810,000 Hindi speakers in the United States, making it the most widely spoken of the Indic languages in the U.S.
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