The majority of the people in South India speak at least one of the four major Dravidian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. Some states and union territories also recognize a minority language: such as Urdu in Telangana, and French in Puducherry.
Which language is mainly spoken in South India?
Kannada is the only major south Indian language that has seen a marginal increase to 3.73% from 3.69% (in 2001) in terms of percentage of speakers in the overall population. It has also stayed consistent as the language with the 8th most number of speakers in the country.
Do South Indians speak Tamil?
info)) is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia.
|Native to||India and Sri Lanka|
|Region||Tamil Nadu (India) Northern and Eastern Provinces (Sri Lanka)|
|Native speakers||75 million (2011–2019) L2 speakers: 8 million (2011)|
Are all South Indians Tamil?
All South Indians speak ‘Tamil’.
Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil are four different languages and no, they aren’t ‘same thing’ as you North Indians like to put it.
Which is toughest language in India?
Google admits Malayalam(official language of Kerala State) to be the toughest language in India. It is both difficult to learn and speak as compared to any other language in India.
Which is the beautiful language in India?
India is famous for its linguistic diversity, and one of the most beautiful languages spoken on the Indian Subcontinent is certainly Bengali. It has a gorgeous writing system to begin with, and a flowing sound that one of the world’s greatest poets, Rabindranath Tagore, used to create his art.
What is the world’s first language?
World’s oldest language is Sanskrit. The Sanskrit language is called Devbhasha. All European languages seem inspired by Sanskrit. All the universities and educational institutions spread across the world consider Sanskrit as the most ancient language.
Is Tamil older than Telugu?
According to experts, the Telugu script evolved over a period of time – the mother script of Telugu and Kannada being the same. The script began evolving from the time of the Mauryan Empire. … Those who argue that Telugu is older than Tamil, peg the date of origin of Telugu to at least 1000 years BCE (3000 years old).
Is Tamil a dying language?
Tamil. Tamil, a language spoken by about 78 million people and recognized as an official language in Sri Lanka and Singapore, is the only classical language that has survived all the way through to the modern world.
Is Sanskrit older than Tamil?
Tamil is older than Sanskrit and there is record of ‘Tamil Sangam’ dating back 4,500 years, he said. … Dravidian culture is not based on Sanskrit language, he asserted.
What race are Tamilians?
The Tamil people and other South Asian ethnic groups are of primarily indigenous South Asian (AASI) ancestry.
Which South Indian state is best?
Kerala topped the list for a third consecutive year while Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat followed it. Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here.