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Old May 26th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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There are total 22 languages recognized by government of India at present

Assamese
Hindi
Kannada
Kashmiri
Punjabi
Bengali
Bodo Assam
Dogri
Gujarati
Sanskrit
Santhali
Sindhi
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu
Konkani
Maithili
Malayalam
Manipuri
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
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Old December 24th, 2014, 01:31 PM
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As per my research there are 22 languages, listed in Indian Constitution.

According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. According to Census of India of 2001, 30 languages which were spoken by more than a million native speakers and 122 which were spoken by more than 10,000 people.

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Language families
Indo-Aryan language family.
Dravidian language family.
Austroasiatic language family.
Tibeto-Burman language family.
Great Andamanese languages.
National level languages;

Assamese
Bengali
Bodo
Dogri
Gujarati
Hindi
Kannada
Kashmiri
Konkani
Maithili
Malayalam
Manipuri (includes Meitei)
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
Punjabi
Sanskrit
Santali
Sindhi
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu

Other local languages and dialects

Bhojpuri 33,099,497
Rajasthani 18,355,613
Magadh/Magahi 13,978,565
Chhattisgarhi 13,260,186
Haryanvi 7,997,192
Marwari 7,936,183
Malvi 5,565,167
Mewari 5,091,697
Khorth/Khotta 4,725,927
Bundeli/Bundelkhan 3,072,147
Bagheli/Baghel Khan 2,865,011
Pahari 2,832,825
Laman/Lambadi 2,707,562
Awadhi 2,529,308
Harauti 2,462,867
Garhwali 2,267,314
Nimadi 2,148,146
Sadan/Sadri 2,044,776
Kumauni 2,003,783
Dhundhari 1,871,130
Surgujia 1,458,533
Bagri Rajasthani 1,434,123
Banjari 1,259,821
Nagpuria (Varhadi) 1,242,586
Surajpuri 1,217,019
Kangri 1,122,843
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