Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of northern, central, eastern, and western India. Hindi has been described as a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language, which itself is based primarily on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and neighbouring areas of North India. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with English.

Hindi is the lingua franca of northern India (which contains the Hindi Belt), as well as an official language of the Government of India, along with English. In Northeast India a pidgin known as Haflong Hindi has developed as a lingua franca for the people living in Haflong, Assam who speak other languages natively. In Arunachal Pradesh, Hindi emerged as a lingua franca among locals who speak over 50 dialects natively. Hindi is quite easy to understand for many Pakistanis, who speak Urdu, which, like Hindi, is a standard register of the Hindustani language; additionally, Indian media are widely viewed in Pakistan.

Hindi is the third most-spoken native language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is also the most-spoken language in India, with over 425 million speakers. Hindi is also spoken in Nepal, Bangladesh, Mauritius, South Africa, and Pakistan.

Hindi is a very rich and expressive language. It has a large vocabulary, and it can be used to express a wide range of emotions and ideas. Hindi is also a very beautiful language, and it is often used in poetry and song.

If you are interested in learning Hindi, there are many resources available to you. You can take Hindi classes, or you can use online resources such as Duolingo or Memrise. You can also find Hindi books and newspapers, and you can watch Hindi movies and TV shows.

Learning Hindi can be a great way to connect with the culture of India. It can also be a valuable skill for your career, as Hindi is a major language in the global economy.