Indian English

Indian English (IE) is a group of English dialects spoken in the Republic of India and among the Indian diaspora.[4] English is used by the Indian government for communication, along with Hindi, as enshrined in the Constitution of India.[5] English is also an official language in seven states and seven union territories of India, and the additional official language in seven other states and one union territory. Furthermore, English is the sole official language of the Indian Judiciary, unless the state governor or legislature mandates the use of a regional language, or if the President of India has given approval for the use of regional languages in courts.[6]

Indian English
Native speakers
250,000 (2022)[1][2][3]
L2 speakers: 200 million
L3 speakers: 46 million
246 million total speakers (2022)
Early forms
Latin (English alphabet)
Unified English Braille
Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-1en
ISO 639-2eng
ISO 639-3eng
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