Today Hindi and Punjabi are still the most widely spoken languages in Delhi and have become the lingua franca. English is the principal written language of the city and the most commonly used language in government work and in Delhi’s huge financial sector.
Do they speak Punjabi in Delhi?
NEW DELHI: Punjabi and Urdu have become the second official language in the national capital of Delhi with President Abdul Kalam giving his assent to the Delhi Official Language Bill, 2000, home ministry sources said on Wednesday.
Is Punjabi spoken in Delhi Quora?
Yes, currently Punjabi is spoken by more 25% of Delhi population which includes, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. In 1948, immediately after partition, nearly 40% of Delhi population were used to speak Punjabi. Now that all government schools teach in Hindi medium, some of the Sikh children speak Hindi at home.
Do Sikhs live in Delhi?
India’s Sikh population stands at 20.8 million, which is only 1.72% of the country’s total population.
Sikh population by states.
|States||Percentage (%)||( ) Population|
Is Delhi a part of Punjab?
In 1947, the partition of India led to the province being divided into East Punjab and West Punjab, in the newly independent dominions of India and Pakistan respectively.
Punjab Province (British India)
|• Delhi Territory transferred to Punjab from North-Western Provinces||1858|
|• North-West Frontier Province separated from Punjab||1901|
Is Sikh a minority in India?
With a total population of a little less than 20 million, the Sikhs are the third largest religious minority (after Muslims and Christians) group of India. … Over the years, the Indian Punjab has also come to be identified with the Sikhs, and they with the region.