- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Hindi (मानक हिन्दी) is an official language of the Union of India and the lingua franca of North India. Hindi shares its roots with other Indo-Aryan languages such as Sanskrit, Urdu, and Punjabi as well as Indo-Iranian and Indo-European languages spanning Persian to Kurdish to Russian to Gaelic. Learning to speak Hindi can be challenging, but you can start by learning simple words and phrases. You should also practice your Hindi with others in a class, on your own using online tools, or with a language partner. Knowing even basic Hindi, whether for heritage, business, or pure curiosity, will allow you to communicate with over 1 billion people on this planet and become immersed in a rich language and culture.