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Hindi speakers


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    • Dakhini speakers (Hindi speakers)
    • Hindi-Urdu speakers
    • Hindustani speakers
    • Khadi Boli speakers
    • Khari Boli speakers
    • Khariboli speakers
    • Mānak Hindī speakers
    • Mānaka Hindī speakers
    • Modern Standard Hindi speakers
    • Speakers of Hindi
    • Speakers of Hindi-Urdu
    • Speakers of Hindustani
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    • found: Ethnologue online, July 8, 2015(Hindi; a language of India; also spoken in Nepal, Singapore, and South Africa; variant names: Khadi Boli, Khari Boli; Dakhini, Hindi-Urdu, Hindustani, Khariboli (in Nepal); Dakhini also a dialect of Urdu [in multiple countries, including India]) June 28, 2022 (Hindi; alternate name: Modern Standard Hindi; autonym: Mānaka Hindī ‎(Mānak Hindī [in roman]), Hindī (Hindī [in roman]); Literary Hindi, or Hindi-Urdu, has 4 varieties: Hindi (High Hindi, Nagari Hindi, Literary Hindi, standard Hindi); Urdu [urd]; Dakhini; Rekhta. Hindustani, though not listed separately in India, refers here to the unofficial lingua franca of northwest India. Has a lexical mixture in varying proportions of Hindi (vocabulary derived from Sanskrit) and Urdu (vocabulary derived from Persian or Arabic))
    • found: Britannica online, June 28, 2022(Hindustani language, lingua franca of northern India and Pakistan. Two variants of Hindustani, Urdu and Hindi, are official languages in Pakistan and India, respectively; with partition Hindustani was split into two distinct (if closely related) official languages, Hindi in India and Urdu in Pakistan. Despite this division, many basic terms, such as the names of the parts of the human body and of relatives, pronouns, numerals, postpositions, and verbs, are the same in both Sanskritized Hindi and Persianized Urdu)
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    • 2015-07-08: new
    • 2022-09-08: revised
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