Language Families Of India

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Register to read the introduction… Other languages spoken in India come from the Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto-Burman language families. India has no national language. Hindi, with the largest number of speakers, is the official language of the government. English is used extensively in business and administration and has the status of a "subsidiary official language"; it is important in education, especially as a medium of higher education. Each state and union territory has one or more official languages, and the constitution recognises in particular 21 "scheduled languages". The Constitution of India recognises 212 scheduled tribal groups which together constitute about 7.5% of the country's population. The 2001 census reported that Hinduism, with over 800 million adherents (80.5% of the population), was the largest religion in India; it is followed by Islam (13.4%), Christianity (2.3%), Sikhism (1.9%), Buddhism (0.8%), Jainism (0.4%), Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and the Bahá'í …show more content…
The largest Indian partners with their total trade (sum of imports and exports) in millions of US Dollars for fiscal year 2010-2011are as follows: Country | Exports | Imports | Total Trade | Balance of Trade | United Arab Emirates | 34,349.10 | 32,753.16 | 67,102.26 | 1595.94 | China | 19,615.85 | 43,479.76 | 63,095.61 | -23863.91 | United States | 25,548.40 | 20,050.72 | 45,599.12 | 5497.68 | Saudi Arabia | 5,227.19 | 20,385.28 | 25,612.46 | -15158.09 | Switzerland | 677.56 | 24,802.00 | 25,479.55 | -24124.44 | Hong Kong | 10,329.65 | 9,415.40 | 19,745.06 | 914.25 | Germany | 6,758.84 | 11,891.37 | 18,650.20 | -5132.53 | Singapore | 10,302.71 | 7,139.31 | 17,442.02 | 3163.4 | Indonesia | 6,245.33 | 9,918.63 | 16,163.96 | -3673.3 | Belgium | 6,296.21 | 8,609.82 | 14,906.02 | -2313.61 | South Korea | 4,140.37 | 10,475.29 | 14,615.66 | -6334.92 | Japan | 5,191.23 | 8,632.03 | 13,823.26 | -3440.8 | Iran | 2,742.46 | 10,928.21 | 13,670.67 | -8185.75 | Nigeria | 2,259.09 | 10,787.72 | 13,046.81 | -8528.63 | United Kingdom | 7,140.52 | 5,396.78 | 12,537.30 | 1743.74 …show more content…
According to the World Bank, as of 2011, the Indian economy is nominally worth US$1.848 trillion; it is the tenth-largest economy by market exchange rates, and is, at US$4.457 trillion, the third-largest by purchasing power parity, or PPP. With its average annual GDP growth rate of 5.8% over the past two decades, and reaching 6.1% during 2011–12, India is one of the world's fastest-growing economies. However, the country ranks 140th in the world in nominal GDP per capita and 129th in GDP per capita at PPP. Until 1991, all Indian governments followed protectionist policies that were influenced by socialist economics. Widespread state intervention and regulation largely walled the economy off from the outside world. Traditional Indian society is defined by a relatively strict social hierarchy. The Indian caste system embodies much of the social stratification and many of the social restrictions found in the Indian subcontinent. Social classes are defined by thousands of endogamous hereditary groups, often

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