Languages in Delhi


There are several languages in Delhi, which are spoken by various groups of people residing in the city. These languages in Delhi have been adapted from the different regions of India and they have blended smoothly with the city's rich culture.

Main Language of Delhi



Hindi is the official language of Delhi. As the city is dominated by the Hindu population, the majority of the people speak in Hindi. However the language is split up into several interesting dialects, which are popular among the people.

Languages of Delhi



The following languages are commonly spoken in the Delhi, the capital of India:
  • Urdu in Delhi is not only common but has a rich history of its own. Currently it is very popular in the area of Purani Dilli or Old Delhi, where a large number of Muslims reside.

  • Punjabi is one of the important languages of Delhi, which is widely spoken. The people who are conversant with it are the Punjabis and Sikhs in Delhi.

  • English in Delhi, is a language with which nearly all the inhabitants of the city are familiar. It is a popular means of communication, particularly among the youngsters. Tourists in the city have absolutely no problem in communicating with the local people as everyone from shopkeepers to travel guides and from taxi drivers to passers-by speak English very well.

  • Some of the other languages spoken in Delhi are Marathi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Nepali, Tamil, Oriya, Malayalam, Konkani and more.
Among the various languages in Delhi, Hindi and English are generally used as the common mediums of instruction.

Last Updated on 28 November 2011