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"Spoken as a first language by more than 400 million people worldwide andvas a second language by an estimated 120 million more, Hindi may one day be coming to a school near you. According to the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Hindi is the official language of multilingual India and it is the most widely spoken and understood language throughout the country. Hindi is written in the Devanagari script, which is also used for Sanskrit, Marathi, and Nepali. It has the same grammar and shares basic conversational vocabulary and expressions with Urdu, so on many college campuses in the United States, the two are taught under the title Hindi–Urdu. However, the South Asia Center notes, the two languages use different scripts and have different preferences when it comes to borrowing new formal and literary vocabulary"

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