Nouvelle rencontre MeetupĀ : Learn Hindi - Namaste ji! Hindi Boliye!

From: PNiny
Sent on: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:35 PM
Nouvelle rencontre Meetup pour Indian Social / Bollywood Fans?!

Quoi: Learn Hindi - Namaste ji! Hindi Boliye!

Quand: dimanche 9 janvier[masked]:00

O?: The Purple Onion Caf?
1301 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Let's get together and learn some conversational Hindi!
Please bring questions and tools if you have any to learn a language.

Thanks in advance to Yogesh for volunteering and anyone else who is attending to help!

Language requires a lot of practice and dilligence so I hope we can continue this regularly!

Hindi (हिन्दी)
Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language with about 487 million speakers. It is one of the official languages of India and is the main language used in the northern states of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, and is spoken in much of north and central India alongside other languages such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi or Bengali. In other parts of India, as well as in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Hindi is understood. In Fiji people of Indian origin speak Hindi, and in some areas the Fijian people also speak it.
Hindi is closely related to Urdu, the main language of Pakistan, which is written with the Arabic script, and linguists consider Standard Hindi and Standard Urdu to be different formal registers both derived from the Khari Boli dialect, which is also known as Hindustani. Apart from the difference in writing systems, the other main difference between Hindi and Urdu is that Hindi contains more vocabulary from Sanskrit, while Urdu contains more vocabulary from Persian. At an informal spoken level there are few significant differences between Urdu and Hindi and they could be considered varieties a single language.
Hindi first started to be used in writing during the 4th century AD. It was originally written with the Brahmi script but since the 11th century AD it has been written with the Devanāgarī alphabet. The first printed book in Hindi was John Gilchrist's Grammar of the Hindoostanee Language which was published in 1796.

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