Top 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages in India 2016

Language is a pivotal feature of human existence as it helps the humans to communicate with each other and develop relations between them. India is a country of diverse languages and cultures and people speaking different languages are scattered in different parts of the country.

Here is the list of top 10 most spoken languages in India 2016:

10. Odia

The tenth spot on the list of most widely spoken languages in the country is Odia, which is spoken in Odisha, which is spoken by 32 million people in the country at present. Odia is an Indo Aryan Eastern language.

9. Malyalam

Next on this list, with an estimated number of 33 million speakers in India is Malayalam, which is spoken in the states of Kerala, Puducherry and Lakshadweep. The language has its roots in the Dravidian family of languages.

8. Gujarati

Gujarati, which is the language of Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, comes next among the most spoken languages in India 2015. The language has approximately 46 million speakers. Kannada is another Dravidian language.

7. Urdu

Next among the most widely spoken Indian languages of 2015 is Urdu, which has more than 52 million speakers, scattered all over the country, chiefly in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana and Delhi. It originates from Indo Aryan Central civilization.

6. Kannada

Kannada is the language spoken by nearly 55 million people in the country, making it the sixth most spoken language in India. The states where Kannada is spoken are Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

11 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Widely Spoken Languages in India 2016”

  1. Hi Good to be here.
    Nice to know this information.
    I am glad my native language too could occupy a place in the list sad its at the 9th place LOL
    Have a great day
    ~ Philip

    1. sreeraj says:

      mine is also malayalam!

  2. Vijayarahavan says:

    Dear Santosh,
    Hindi is not the National language of India. It is one of the official Language of India. The informations are very old. Please update.

    1. Rajiv says:

      Yes Bro English is the National Language of india because if any one visit to any other region suffer with regional language so he/she communicate with English,So English is a Communication Language and also Bridge Language.

    2. Aryan gupta says:

      Dear improve ur knowledge 1st.. almost every states except south hindi do.. u guyzz hate hindi bcoz u dont knw how to speak hindi.. u cant move a single step of success without knowing hindi.
      Pata nahi kaha kaha se aa jate ho tum log..
      Hindi har bhartiya k dilo me basta hai..

      1. Jason Durai says:

        @Aryan Gupta almost everywhere except south it seems…. And I would add north east also.. So except south n northeast how much is your share of the country… Bhag Chutiye You go and learn English and teach ur uneducated people English… Coz English is the national language of India. Hail Mother INDIA

        1. Prabhu says:

          Well said bro

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  4. Arvindh says:

    Poor knowledge is dangerous . India has no national language. Get the facts right or get lost

  5. HanvantSingh says:

    Hindi is not 1st largest spoken language of India. Datas are wrong.

  6. Steven Harding says:

    English is not the native language for most people in California, but it is the language most commonly spoken. No shame in that, English is the international language that should belong to all educated peoples, even if only as a second language.

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