India has 18 official languages, but its people speak nearly 100 other languages and hundreds more dialects.
Most Indians, about 40 percent, speak Hindi.
The other Indian languages are largely regional.
For example, most people in the Punjab state speak Punjabi.
English is officially the “associate national language” and is widely used in business and government.
India is a multilingual and multiethnic society, and is home to diverse wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
Persian and English have played an important role in the history of India.
If Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s 25 states, were an independent country, it would be the world’s sixth largest in population.
It has 150 million people.