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संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam
The wird Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) written in Sanskrit. Displayed in the Sarai font for Devanagari.
The wird Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) written in Devanagari.
RegionGreater Indie
Native speakers
14,000[1] (2001)
Na native script.[2]
Written in Devanagari,
various Brāhmī-based alphabets,
Thai in vocabularies, an Latin script
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Indie Uttarakhand, Indie
Ane o the 22 scheduled leids o Indie
Leid codes
ISO 639-1sa
ISO 639-2san
ISO 639-3san

Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) is a historical leid an liturgical leid o Buddhism an Hinduism an is ane o 22 offeecial leids o Indie. Its poseetion in Indie sib tae the poseetion o Laitin in Europe an haes influenced maist o the modren leids o Indie an Nepal. It is verra auld, an it can be datit back tae 1500BC, an ane o the earliest Indo-European leids. Sanskrit leetaratur includes lots o poetry an drama, wi scienteefic, technical an Hindu texts an aw. Nouadays, Sanskrit is widely uised as a ceremonial leid in Hinduism, an spoken Sanskrit is still uised in some a few institutions, an thare are mony shotties at a revival.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Comparative speaker's strength of scheduled languages − 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001". Census of India, 2001. Office of the Registrar and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  2. Banerji, Suresh (1971). A companion to Sanskrit literature: spanning a period of over three thousand years, containing brief accounts of authors, works, characters, technical terms, geographical names, myths, legends, and twelve appendices. p. 672. ISBN 978-81-208-0063-2.[deid airtin]