Hindi Diwas is celebrated on 14 September as on this day in 1949 the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devanagri script as the official language of the Republic of India.
Hindi is one of India’s official languages and is also spoken in in Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Nepal. English has borrowed a great number of words from Hindi. Examples of Hindi loanwords include avatar, bandanna, bungalow, dinghy, guru, jungle, khaki, karma, loot, mantra, nirvana, punch, pyjamas, sorbet, shampoo, thug, typhoon and yoga.
Seven Indian languages — Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu — have earned the distinction of becoming the only languages other than English, Russian and Arabic to support an entire web address written exclusively in them.Spoken by almost 500 million people world wide, Hindi is one of the most spoken languages.