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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 44. How Can a Country Function with More than One Official Language?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38164


Countries with multiple languages and strong regional, linguistic or cultural identities often have to settle with more than one official language. This essay describes how pluralistic India functions with its two official languages and multiple other languages recognized by the Constitution of India.

Chapter Contributors

  • Vijay Gambhir ( - vgambhir) 'University of Pennsylvania'