This indian language page lists the reference languages used in India. Most of the Indian languages have evolved from the Indo-European group of languages and There are eighteen national languages recognized by the Indian constitution and these are spoken in over 1600 dialects. India has a wide variety of local languages and in many cases the State boundaries have been drawn on linguistic lines. Besides Hindi and English, the other popular languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Oriya, Telugu and Urdu. This section has the relevant information relating to language in the Constitution of India for your ready reference and understanding.