Languages Spoken in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, due to its cultural heritage, is one of the popular tourist spots in India. Many of its historical constructions are included in the ‘World Heritage List’ by UNESCO. Apart from its historical background, Hyderabad is also recognized as the fastest growing IT hub in India. The interesting feature of the city is its cosmopolitan nature with a mixture of the assorted cultures. This diversity in cultures can be witnessed in the languages people speak in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad is the meeting place of many different cultures and traditions. Geographically it is located in such a way that linguistic traditions of both North India and South India meet here at Hyderabad. Hyderabad is a hub of the Muslim culture (Moguls and Nizams ruled Hyderabad) and hence pronounced use of Hindi and Urdu can be noted in the city.

The Telugu is the native language of Hyderabad. The Telugu language spoken here has assimilated many Urdu words into it. And the Urdu spoken here is also unique, with influences of Telugu and Marathi, giving boost to accent sometimes called Hyderabadi Urdu or Deccani. You will never find such kind of mixed and unique words anywhere in the world, except in Hyderabad.

You can also find people speaking other languages such Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarathi, Bengali and Malyalam. A large percentage of the population of Hyderabad is well versed in English.

Unlike other cities in India, where people prefer to speak only in their regional languages (not even Hindi), Hyderabad is welcome to all languages. Even an auto-rickshaw driver can understand many languages including English and Hindi. So, if you are planning to visit Hyderabad, you need not worry about communication.

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