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For the staundart leid, see Staundart Hindi.

Hindi is a leid that's spak in Indie. It is the heidmaist leid in Indie an is the seicont maist spak leid in the warld. It is mutually intelligable wi Urdu, an mony fowk conseeders thaim tae be twa dialects o the same leid, Hindustani. It is mainly spak in an aboot northren an mid Indie, an is spak in Fiji an aw, aucht the Indie community.

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The wird "Hindi" in Devanagari script
Pronunciation Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈɦin̪d̪iː]
Native tae Northren Indie (Hindi Belt)
Ethnicity Hindavi fowk
Native speakers
260 million (2001)[1]
L2 speakers: 120 million (1999)
Early forms
Sauraseni Prakrit
  • Sauraseni Apabhramsa
    • Auld Hindi
Devanagari Braille
Signed Hindi
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Regulatit bi Central Hindi Directorate[3]
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 hi
ISO 639-2 hin
ISO 639-3 hin
Glottolog hind1269[4]
Linguasphere 59-AAF-qf


  1. Hindi at Ethnologue (19t ed., 2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hindustani (2005). Keith Brown, ed. Encyclopedie o Leid an Linguistics (2 ed.). Elsevier. ISBN 0-08-044299-4. 
  3. "Central Hindi Directorate: Introduction". Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 May 2012. 
  4. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hindi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.