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Scheduled Languages of India

The languages of India are as diverse as its communities, religions, and people. With the presence of guests, some who stayed and some who did not, each language was influenced and each language was changed to better suit the needs of the communicators, and even new hybrid languages were born. There being more than 100 languages spoken in Indian with almost 12,000 dialects, the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India provides the National Language status to 22 languages. To recognise the multi-ethnic traditions within India, and to provide a safe bracket for these languages to grow, and to be preserved.