There are over 900 million people and more than one thousand languages in India; the area is thus one of the most diverse linguistic and cultural areas in the world. Thus, it comes as no surprise that there are many problems in classifying and labeling languages in India. More
Definition of the Concept of Multilingualism Linguistic diversity - multilingualism - is, according to Mahapatra, found in most present-day nations.
A multilingual person is defined as one” able to speak more than two languages with approximately equal facility”. Kachru describes the same phenomenon as the” linguistic behavior of the members of a speech community which alternately uses two, three or more languages depending on the situation and function”.
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