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Hindi Language & Heritage Communities. Vijay Gambhir University of Pennsylvania. HERITAGE HINDI COMMUNITIES MLA DATA (5 years +). http://www.mla.org/cgi-shl/docstudio/docs.pl?map\_data\_results Total # of Speakers : 465,415. HINDI 2005 Total # of Speakers : 465,415

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hindi language heritage communities
Hindi Language & Heritage Communities

Vijay Gambhir

University of Pennsylvania

heritage hindi communities mla data 5 years

HERITAGE HINDI COMMUNITIESMLA DATA (5 years +)

http://www.mla.org/cgi-shl/docstudio/docs.pl?map_data_results

Total # of Speakers: 465,415

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HINDI 2005Total # of Speakers: 465,415
  • California 103,285 22.19%
  • New York 49,786 10.69%
  • New Jersey 45,398 9.75%
  • Texas 32,074 6.89%
  • Illinois 30,804 6.61%
  • Georgia 19,524 4.19%
  • Virginia 17,643 3.79%
  • Michigan 16,745 3.59%
  • Maryland 16,042 3.44%
  • Florida 15,479 3.32%
  • Pennsylvania 13,459 2.89%
  • Massachusetts 13,289 2.85%
  • Washington 9,751 2.09%
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Ohio 9,229 1.98%Arizona 6,706 1.44% North Carolina 6,640 1.42% Connecticut 6,427 1.38% Wisconsin 5,787 1.24% Minnesota 5,587 1.20% Tennessee 5,122 1.10% Oregon 4,408 0.94% Nevada 3,107 0.66% Indiana 3,104 0.66% Kansas 2,548 0.54% Alabama 2,315 0.49% Missouri 2,298 0.49% Colorado 2,295 0.49% Utah 1,920 0.41% South Carolina 1,907 0.40% Oklahoma 1,488 0.31% Nebraska 1,345 0.28%Louisiana 1,107 0.23% New Hampshire 950 0.20%
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Iowa 920 0.19% Arkansas 853 0.18% North Dakota 821 0.17% Mississippi 790 0.16% Delaware 740 0.15% Rhode Island 667 0.14% West Virginia 611 0.13% District of Columbia 589 0.12% New Mexico 481 0.10% Idaho 453 0.09% Montana 369 0.07% Hawai'i 284 0.06% Kentucky 141 0.03% Vermont 127 0.02%
ability to speak english by age groups
Ability to speak Englishby age groups

http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&SRVY_YEAR=2005

some facts about hindi
SOME FACTS ABOUT HINDI
  • Indo-Aryan branch of Indo-European Language
  • Official language of Indian Union
  • Lingua Franca
  • Language of Bollywood (Hindi cinema)
  • Language with a long literary tradition
  • Language of popular politics
  • Language of heritage identity
  • Global communities (Nepal, Middle East, Fiji, Suriname, Canada, Britain, USA, etc.)
  • Devanagari script (सलाम नमस्ते)
linguistic properties of hindi
Linguistic Properties of Hindi
  • Diglossia (gap between formal & informal styles)
  • Code-mixing (Hinglish)
  • Code-switching
varieties of hindi
Varieties of Hindi
  • Standard Hindi
  • Regional varieties
    • Braj
    • Awadhi
    • Bhojpuri
    • Rajasthani
    • Etc.
hindi urdu relationship are they different languages
Hindi & Urdu RelationshipAre they different languages?
  • Linguistic perspective
    • Grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax)
    • Vocabulary
    • Script
  • Literary Perspective
  • Historical Perspective
  • Cultural perspective
  • Political perspective
  • Religious perspective
role of english in india
Role of English in India
  • Associate official language
  • Language of power & prestige
  • Language of higher education
  • Language of computers & Internet
pedagogic issues
Pedagogic Issues
  • How much Hinglish should be used in second language classrooms?

2. Should we teach Hindi & Urdu as two separate languages or one language?

Hindi & Urdu

Hindi-Urdu

Hindi Urdu

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