Which of these Indian Languages do you want to see on Duolingo?
I am an Indian who is fluent in the basics of Tamil and Hindi - I would like to learn more, as well as other Indian languages. Which of these Indian languages would you want to learn on Duolingo?
Hindi Tamil Telugu Bengali Punjabi Malayalam Gujarati Marathi Kannada
Oh my god, all of them. I'm Indian and I have family who speak Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada so it'd be awesome to be able to talk to them without my parents translating. (YES my parents know all of those and MORE, it's really not fair that they didn't try and teach me) And I'd love to learn the rest. Someone also suggested Sanskrit which I vote for too.
I would like Gujarati to be added, please.
My mother in law and father in law are Gujarati and speak barely comprehensible English, as it was not a school subject in their youth. I am not able to communicate with my family and I would like so much to be able to do so.
Additionally, Marathi then Punjabi.
We now have the Hindi course, and Hindi has much in common with Punjabi, Gujarati and Marathi. It would be wonderful to also have Bengali, Sanskrit and Tamil. Bengali is on the list of top-ten languages with the most speakers and is significant for mediæval Vaishnava texts like the Caitanya-caritamṛta, composed in that language; Sanskrit is extremely important for its continuous use over millennia for composing scriptural texts important to Hindus and, to a lesser extent, Buddhists, and is still a source for new loan-words in Hindi; and Tamil is closely related to Old Tamil, the parent language of modern Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu.