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World Languages 101, Hindi with Farida Guzdar, 1:00PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
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This is a monthly program. Hebrew, German, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Hindi, Japanese, and Chinese classes will be offered on the third Wednesday each month.
Hindi along with English is an official language of India, and one of 22
languages spoken in India, and the third most spoken language in the
world after Mandarin and English.
Like other Indo-Aryan languages, Hindustani is a direct descendant of Vedic Sanskrit and was spoken inHindustan (as India was known in ancient times) until the arrival of the Mughals in northern
India when Persian and Arabic words were added to form Urdu, a refined form of Hindi spoken
in the Mughal courts and by the Muslims in India and Pakistan.
Hindi is spoken in India by 425 million people and outside India by many in the Indian diaspora. Hindi or a form of it is spoken in Fiji, South Africa, Trinidad, and places where Indians were indentured by the British during the 19th century.
Farida grew up in India and, although she considers English as her first language, learned Hindi
in school. Most Indians speak English, Hindi, the language of the state they live in, and
sometimes all the languages in one sentence!
Hindi has gained worldwide attention from Bollywood movies and the songs that make them blockbusters. Join Farida as she teaches you words, numbers, and phrases you can use on your next trip to India, the land of mystery and diversity.
The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register.