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India

Population: 1,029,991,145 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication, Hindi the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people, Bengali (official), Telugu (official), Marathi (official), Tamil (official), Urdu (official), Gujarati (official), Malayalam (official), Kannada (official), Oriya (official), Punjabi (official), Assamese (official), Kashmiri (official), Sindhi (official), Sanskrit (official), Hindustani (a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India)

Background: The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, goes back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier inhabitants created classical Indian culture. Arab incursions...

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR, INR (Rs60.95 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.

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Indian-themed fonts

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Indian Font Foundries

 · Ajeet Mestry
 · Aksharasarovara
 · Indian Type Foundry
 · ISE-AIPL
 · KalaamFonts
 · Sanchit Sawaria
 · SharonThomas
 · Siddharth Dasari
 · Soneri Type
 · Studio Xylum
 · TrendGFX Design Studios
 · Ziqquratz
 · Zukhruf

Indian Typographic People

 · B.manojkumar Bhawsar
 · Siddharth Dasari
 · P. M. Hashim
 · Abul Kalaam
 · Rahul A. Kumar
 · Archana Lothe
 · Ajeet Mestry
 · Satya Rajpurohit
 · Aakash Soneri

Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: India
 · Ethnologue: Languages of India
 · BBC Country profile: India