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Indian Languages and Linux

October 21st, 2002 · No Comments

A Linux Journal story on Indian Language Solutions for GNU/Linux mentions two of my Netcore team members – Prakash Advani and G. Karunakar.

Here’s why it is important to important to support the various languages, according to Frederick Noronha: “Some Indian regional languages are larger than those spoken by whole countries elsewhere. Hindi, with 366 million speakers, is second only to Mandarin Chinese. Telugu has 69 million; Marathi, 68 million; and Tamil, 66 million. Sixteen of the top 70 global languages are Indian languages with more than 10 million speakers. Other languages spoken in India are also spoken elsewhere. Bengali has 207 million speakers in India and Bangladesh, and Urdu has 60 million in Pakistan and India.”

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