Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

4. Do All Hindus Speak Hindi? Is Hindi the Language of Hindus?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Collin Sibley [+-]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Collin Sibley is a graduate student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Westerners commonly assume that Hindi is the language spoken by all Hindu people. To the contrary, Hindi is only one of literally hundreds of languages spoken by Hindus in India alone. Although there has been a modern political push to present Hindi as the language of a Hindu India, many Hindus fiercely oppose this process.

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Sibley, Collin. 4. Do All Hindus Speak Hindi? Is Hindi the Language of Hindus?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 13-15 Aug 2022. ISBN 9781800502406. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41671. Date accessed: 15 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41671. Aug 2022

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