Indian English

  • indian english
    native torepublic of india
    regionsouth asia
    native speakers
    ~260,000 first language, or native, speakers. (2011 census of india)[1][2][3]
    ~83 million second language speakers
    ~46 million third language speakers
    language family
    indo-european
    • germanic
      • west germanic
        • anglo-frisian
          • anglic
            • english
              • indian english
    writing system
    latin,
    rarely in local scripts[4]
    language codes
    en
    eng
    iso 639-3eng
    indi1255[5]
    ietfen-in
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    indian english is the regional variant of the english language spoken in the republic of india, and among the indian diaspora elsewhere in the world.[6] the constitution of india has mandated hindi in the devanagari script to be the official language of the indian union; english is an additional official language for government work along with hindi.[7] english is also the sole official language of the judiciary of india, unless a state governor or legislature has mandated the use of regional language, or presidential approval has been given for the use of regional languages in courts.[8]

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Indian English
Native toRepublic of India
RegionSouth Asia
Native speakers
~260,000 first language, or native, speakers. (2011 Census of India)[1][2][3]
~83 million second language speakers
~46 million third language speakers
Latin,
rarely in local scripts[4]
Language codes
en
eng
ISO 639-3eng
indi1255[5]
IETFen-IN
This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA.

Indian English is the regional variant of the English language spoken in the Republic of India, and among the Indian diaspora elsewhere in the world.[6] The Constitution of India has mandated Hindi in the Devanagari script to be the official language of the Indian union; English is an additional official language for government work along with Hindi.[7] English is also the sole official language of the Judiciary of India, unless a state Governor or legislature has mandated the use of regional language, or Presidential approval has been given for the use of regional languages in courts.[8]