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Question 1: ________ is recorded as the native language of 226,449 Indians in the 2001 census.
English languageIndian EnglishMauritiusSouth African English

Question 2: Hindi (________ besides many dialects of varying mutual intelligibility) is the most widespread language of India.
Standard HindiHindustani languageHindi languagesUrdu

Question 3: South asian population in 2001 exhibited 19.4% of ________ and 7.2% of trilingualism, so that the total percentage of "native languages" is at about 127%.
German languageMultilingualismSpanish languageEnglish language

Question 4: Scheduled languages spoken by less than 1% of Indians are Santali (0.64%), Manipuri (0.14%), Bodo (0.13%), Dogri (0.01%, spoken in ________).
Poonch district (J&K)SrinagarAnantnag districtJammu and Kashmir

Question 5: The Indian census takes the widest possible definition of "Hindi" as a broad variety of "________".
Hindustani languageFiji HindiStandard HindiHindi languages

Question 6: ________ is home to several hundred languages.
Brāhmī scriptPunjabi languageSouth AsiaHindustani language

Question 7: 0.6%) families, with some languages of the ________ still unclassified.
HimalayasHindu KushDeccan PlateauWestern Ghats


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