The Indian language (also called Hindi) is, next to Chinese, the world language with the most native speakers (460 million).
Since there are several hundred different languages in India, Hindi is often learned as a second language and spoken by about 190 million people as a second or foreign language.
The Hindi language is Indo-European, i.e., Hindi and European languages like English, Frech and Italian have the same origin.
Some of the Hindi words in English are: shampoo, jungle, bungalow, punch and monsoon.
Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.
Along with the English language, Hindi written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Government of India. It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India. However, it is not the national language of India.
Hindi is the lingua franca of the so-called Hindi belt in India. Outside India, it is an official language which is known as Fiji Hindi in Fiji, and is a recognised regional language in Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname.
Individually, as a linguistic variety, Hindi is the fourth most-spoken first language in the world, after Mandarin, Spanish and English. Alongside Urdu as Hindustani, it is the third most-spoken language in the world, after Mandarin and English.