Though Hindi is our mother tongue, there are several interesting facts about Hindi many of us don’t know. Today is the right day to dive deeper into this beautiful language as 14th September is celebrated as Hindi Diwas.
Read further to know who marked the beginning of this day and some rare facts about the Language.
Interesting Facts About Hindi: 10 Things About Mother Tongue We All Should Know
1. Hindi is one of the oldest languages and the world’s fourth most spoken languages after English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
2. Surprisingly, Hindi is not a Hindi word it’s Persian instead and defines the Land of Indus River. Now you know why India is called Hindustan and not Bharat.
3. Though it was spoken widely, the language got official recognition in the year 1949. It was adopted on 14th September 1949 in the Constitution of India. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru took the historic decision to celebrate the day as Hindi Diwas.
4. Even after getting national recognition, not every state accepted it soon after its adoption. Bihar was the first to adopt it by replacing Urdu in 1981.
5. Do you know almost every possible sound in the world can be written in Hindi? No other language has this potential. Isn’t it one of the interesting facts about the Hindi language?
6. Many thinks the language is tough to learn, but it’s easiest in comparison to other most popular languages like Spanish.
7. Hindi is not only India’s but also the official language of two more countries. Any guesses? It’s Fiji and Pakistan.
8. Shampoo, Loot, Guru, Avatar and many more words that we thought came from the English language were actually derived from Hindi.
9. Hindi has even reached the United Nations General Assembly when Atal Bihar Vajpayee delivered his speech in the year 1977.
10. It is one of the popular languages using which a website’s URL is created and it made entry to the world of the Internet in 2000.
Hindi Diwas is also celebrated to honor the Hindi Scholar Beohar Rajendra Simha. It was his efforts that this beautiful language got the official status.