How Many Languages Do Indians Speak?


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Do you mean languages of India, or Native American (Indian) languages?

The number of individual languages listed for India is 452. Of those, 438 are living languages and 14 have no known speakers. The Indian Constitution recognizes 22 official languages.

There are approximately 296 spoken (or formerly spoken) indigenous languages north of Mexico; South America has a linguistic diversity rivaled by only a few other places in the world with approximately 350 languages still spoken and an estimated 1,500 languages at first European contact.

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