Languages: The Languages of India belong to several language families, the major ones being the IndoAryan languages

spoken by 74% of Indians and the Dravidian languages spoken by 23% of Indians. Other languages spoken in India belong to the Austro-Asiatic, Tibeto-Burman, and a few minor language families and isolates. English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages. In contrast, 97.74% of British speak English. Dialects and accents vary amongst the four countries of the United Kingdom, as well as within the countries themselves.

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