इंडिया में आपका स्वागत है। (Hindi: Welcome to India)
வணக்கம் (Tamil: Hello)
The green shaded section is where India is.
| General Facts about India
India is one of the oldest countries in the world , about 5,000 years old. It has 28 states and 7 teritories. India is also one of the world's largest democracy. The capital of India is New Delhi. India got Independence on Augest 15,1947 from UK. It has an official 15 languages although every state has its own. The size of India is about a little more than 1/3 of the United States of America. India has a population of 1,129,866,154 people.
| The 15 Official Languages
Bengali , Oriya
Marathi , Assamese
Tamil , Kashmiri
Urdu , Sindhi
Gujarati , Sanskrit
Malayalam , Hindi
Kannada , Punjabi
Although India has 15 official languages,English is also taught and spoken.
Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of India. It is like Europe's Latin, most of the modern languages of India are based of Sanskrit. (Latin was the base of all Romance languages.) Also like Latin, it is an extinct/ancient language.
Tamil is another old language of Indian. It is not as old as Sanskrit and people still speak to this day. (for example me!) Tamil is also the base of Malyalam and Telugu. The 'T' in Tamil is pronounced like 'th'. If you looked at the state of Tamilnadu
(Tha-mil-na-doo) you'll notice it is on the tip that is closest to Sri Lanka.
The Indian Flag
To hear the Nation Anthem of India click here
| Jana Gana Mana
Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Tava shubha name jage
Tava shubha ashish mange
Gahe tava jaya-gatha
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he !