India’s English-speaking population is growing by 7.6 per cent in the next five years, according to the Census, but its English-speakers continue to dominate the country’s languages list.
India’s official language is Hindi, which has been in the headlines over the past few months due to a growing number of cases of language fluency, including cases in the capital of Delhi and the southern state of Karnataka.
The official language in India is also spoken in the countrys northeast and southwest, including Assam, Bihar and West Bengal.
The official languages of India are spoken by about three million people, according the census data, but some languages are spoken almost entirely in India’s urban areas.
The top five languages spoken in India, according a report published in the Times of India newspaper on Monday, are English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Pashto.
The report said that the most commonly spoken language in urban areas is English, with Hindi the second most commonly used language in rural areas.
Hindi is the third most spoken language spoken in urban India, followed by Hindi, Punjabi and Malayalam.