Spoken by: ~ 500–680 million
Spoken in: India, Sri Lanka, Fiji (Hindustani), Mauritius (Hindi/Urdu), Nepal (Bhojpuri), Suriname (Sarnami),Myanmar.
Language family: Indo-Aryan

Hindi, reported to be the second most commonly spoken language in the world, is spoken by more than 500 million people.

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The Foreign Service Institute has classified Hindi as a "Hard" language. It is estimated that learning Hindi to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 44 weeks (1100 class hours).[1]

Resources Edit

There is an Foreign Service Institute course for Hindi.

There is Sublearning for Hindi

Pimsleur offers a course in Hindi.

Duolingo offers a course in Hindi.

Rosetta Stone offers a course in Hindi.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning;