With 22 official languages, 35 distinct states, and a population of 1.2 billion with diverse religion and culture, India is even greater than Europe in terms of diversity. Though it is a great example of ‘unity in diversity’ culture of India, it also creates a great challenge for any business to entirely reach the wide and diverse Indian market. We at Shakti Enterprise are pioneers in bridging the communication gap with the power of clarity by not only suggesting the right mix but also providing professional translation services in Indian Language due to our group experience of over 40 years in serving our clients big and small.
The table below lists the 22 official regional languages together with regions where they are used. Even though English is not listed, it is one of the official languages of Union of India together with India.
|Assamese||13||Assam, Arunachal Pradesh|
|Bengali||83||West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand|
|Dogri||2.3||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Gujarati||46||Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Gujarati|
|Hindi||422||Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,and Uttara hand|
|Kashmiri||5.5||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Malayalam||33||Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry|
|Marathi||72||Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu|
|Nepali||2.9||Sikkim, West Bengal|
|Punjabi||34||Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand|
|Santali||6.5||Tribal population in Chotta Nagpur plateau (Comprising states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha)|
|Tamil||61||Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Puducherry|
|Telugu||74||Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Puducherry|
|Urdu||70||Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh|
India has been focussing on the technological forefronts of development. Internet penetration in India is 8.5% and it ranks third in the list of countries with highest number of Internet users. To put things in perspective, India’s population is three times that of USA and this is enough to understand the potential it holds in terms of digital growth.
The country has 900 million mobile accounts, 30 million PCs, 200 million Internet users, 15 million 3G mobile subscribers, 23 million unique users on You Tube and an average of 3 hours a day spent by an average person on the Net.
All these point out that there exists great opportunity for any business that is trying to expand its horizon to new market and reap maximum benefits by multilingual website translation.