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Hindi
मानक हिन्दी Mānak Hindī
Pronunciation Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈmaːnək ˈɦin̪d̪iː]
Native to India
Significant communities in South Africa, Nepal
Native speakers 180 million  (1991)
Language family
Indo-European
  • Indo-Iranian
    • Indo-Aryan
      • Central zone
        • Western Hindi
          • Hindustani
            • Khariboli
              • Hindi
Writing system Devanagari (Brahmic)
Hindi Braille
Official status
Official language in India
Language codes
ISO 639-1 hi
ISO 639-2 hin
ISO 639-3 hin

Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi, is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language. Hindustani is the native language of people living in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan. Hindi is one of the official languages of India.

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