@Gargron Just FYI, there are hundreds of languages in India. Over 700 at-least. You should be looking for someone who understands not just Hindi but also Indian politics and culture. Because most Indians use English as a bridge language at-least on social media. Definitely good to know Hindi but that shouldn’t be the only criteria. India has no national language. There are two official languages of business and 22 scheduled languages. Gonna be hard policing all Indian languages at this stage.
I'm glad you made that point. I'm not indian, but I thought that was common knowledge.
In my small (16,000) town in northern bc canada I guessed the most common indian language was punjabi (statscan agrees) and I know some who speak gujarati. I don't actually know anyone who speaks hindi (I think).
@aab1dh Hello :-)
I am very far from Toronto, that would be nearly a 5,000km trip by road
I know punjabi is a minor language, but it is popular where I live - this whole area actually
It's like there was so much canto when I lived in vancouver in my youth that I thought it was the major language in china!
BTW, I live here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Terrace,+BCfirstname.lastname@example.org,-112.0506403,4.47z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x54749994f30f4865:0x318a4a1d19918a52!8m2!3d54.5181925!4d-128.6031539
In the 2016 census of my town only 5 people reported speaking hindi. Only 5 gujarati too, but I know more than that personally. 145 Punjabi. 0 Bengali
@gemlog 😭 Yes that makes sense. As the famous Japanese saying goes -- a frog in a well thinks he is in the Ocean. When I was growing up in Southern India, Kerala, we spoke Malayalam. I had similar assumptions back then. Thank you for the insight on Terrace. If I do come to BC, I would love to take a trip to see your town.
@aab1dh Thank you. I like the Japanese saying.
But canada is a big outfit and the only outstanding thing about my town is that I happen to like it :-)
There are plenty of other places to visit with more attractions.
Although, the major attraction is wilderness - and we have plenty of that! Only 37 million ppl in the 2nd largest country in the world by area.
This means that it is very easy to take a walk and get lost in no time :-)
@gemlog The BC side wilderness is definitely on my bucket list. 😀
@aab1dh Which state are you in?
@gemlog You mean which province?
@aab1dh Ha ha! :-)
I was caught up in all the news of ppl in india today!
Your profile didn't provice a clue otherwise.
Yes, I'm aware we have provinces ;-)
@gemlog Haha you confused me there for a second. 😆
@aab1dh sorry about that.
At least I had to look up my town in statscan and correct our wikipedia page, because your post made me curious about the actual language distribution as opposed to my perception of it.
@gemlog I thought for a second if you are asking me about my state of being. Nirvana types. 😭
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