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Hindi is only one of the many official languages in India. Do not discount Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Telugur and more if you want to sell to the Indians. Take note of the different languages spoken in the different regions. We will be able to advise you on the exact translation requirement for India.

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About india: not just the second more populous country in the world

What comes into your mind when you think of India?

Yoga? Exotic destination? History? Cradle of great religions? Bollywood?

Chaotic traffic? Cheap shopping? Colourful culture? Crowd?

You are not alone.

But one tends to get very much overwhelmed when faced with almost everything in India. It is after all the country with the second largest population in the world and according to The World Population Prospect, the 2017 Revision, roughly by 2014, India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country in the world.

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translating for the indian market: what you need to know!

With such a huge population and such diverse culture, race and religion, it is no surprise that the number of languages of spoken across this land is as many as 880.

Does that mean that if you are trying to penetrate the Indian market, you will need very deep pockets when it comes to translation and localisation budget??

Well, yes and no.

No. Because you don’t have to do it for all 880 languages.

Yes. Because the Indian Constitution does not mandate official languages for its 29 states and 7 union territories.  Although the official language of the Indian Union is Hindi, there are 31 official languages recognised in India: 22 adopted by the different state and union territories and 10 additional languages retained by the State Sikkim for the purpose of preservation of culture and tradition in the state.

A sigh of relief? Maybe. But it is still quite a handful.

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top ten languages in india you need to know

We have created a top 10 list for those languages with more than 1 million native speakers. We have also included the respective states/union territories these languages are used.

Language No.of Users Place of use
Hindi 422,048,642.00 Andaman-Nicobar Islands
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
NCT of Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Bengali 83,369,769.00 Assam
West Bengal
Telugu 74,002,856.00 Andhra Pradesh
Marathi 71,936,894.00 Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Tamil 60,793,814.00 Tamil Nadu
Urdu 51,536,111.00 Andhra Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
NCT of Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Gujarati 46,091,617.00 Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Kannada 37,924,011.00 Karnataka
Malayalam 33,066,392.00 Kerala
Odia 33,017,446.00 Odisha
West Bengal
Language that can be considered
Language No.of Users Place of use
Punjabi 29,102,477.00  Delhi
West Bengal

professional translation requirement for the indian market

That being said, India is one of the countries outside the western world where English is also an official language and it is widely used. In fact, it is so widely used that Hindi and English are on par, in 16 states, as the status of one of the official languages. Do note that these states are not the same though.

As with all countries, Indian are extremely proud of their heritage, culture and language. To gain an in-road in the Indian market, to be aware of the need to translate your marketing and communication contents is only a start. In-depth local knowledge of the specific state and region and the languages used will determine which your translation and localisation strategies to gain market traction.

Now that you know all these, do you believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg??!!

Your best choice for professional indian language translation

It is about getting the right quality people with enough training and professional experience to produce translations that are fit for its purpose.

With more than 2 decades of experience in providing translation for the various Indian language and all Indic language related translation services, we can share this valuable experience with you.

With our ISO 17100 certification, you know your translations are in good hands. You can now leave the tedious task of translation to our professional team of linguists and project managers, while leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you.

With more than 20 years of experience in providing translation solutions for the Indian market, Indian language translation is definitely our forte. When you work with us for your professional Indian language translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solutions from the source.

Contact us now at +65 6576 0138 or fill up our web inquiry form immediately. We are ready to share our experience with you.


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