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States of India: Andhra Pradesh (AP) · Arunachal Pradesh (AR) · Assam (AS) · Bihar (BR) · Chhattisgarh (CG) · Goa (GA) · Gujarat (GJ) · Haryana (HR) · Himachal Pradesh (HP) · Jammu and Kashmir (JK) · Jharkhand (JH) · Karnataka (KA) · Kerala (KL) · Madhya Pradesh (MP) · Maharashtra (MH) · Manipur (MN) · Meghalaya (ML) · Mizoram (MZ) · Nagaland (NL) · Odisha (OR) · Punjab (PB) · Rajasthan (RJ) · Sikkim (SK) · Tamil Nadu (TN) · Telangana (TG) · Tripura (TR) · Uttar Pradesh (UP) · Uttarakhand (UK) · West Bengal (WB)
Union territories: Andaman and Nicobar Islands (AN) · Chandigarh (CH) · Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DN) · Daman and Diu (DD) · Delhi (National Capital Territory) (DL) · Lakshadweep (LD) · Puducherry (PY)

Tagging scheme for Union states and territories of India (see also WikiProject India/Boundaries).


States and Union territories of India 304716 (i J P h a m G X).
Note: Telangana is effectively number 29 on this map, out of normal alphabetic order of states names in English. Union territories are indicated by letters.
States and Union territories of India
Name Code Official
Relation Nº on
Andhra Pradesh AP State 2022095 (i J P h a m G X) 01 Southern
Arunachal Pradesh AR State 2027346 (i J P h a m G X) 02 North Eastern
Assam AS State 2025886 (i J P h a m G X) 03 North Eastern
Bihar BR State 1958982 (i J P h a m G X) 04 Eastern
Chhattisgarh CG State 1972004 (i J P h a m G X) 05 Central
Goa GA State 1997192 (i J P h a m G X) 06 Western
Gujarat GJ State 1949080 (i J P h a m G X) 07 Western
Haryana HR State 1942601 (i J P h a m G X) 08 Northern
Himachal Pradesh HP State 364186 (i J P h a m G X) 09 Northern
Jammu and Kashmir JK State 1943188 (i J P h a m G X) 10 Northern
Jharkhand JH State 1960191 (i J P h a m G X) 11 Eastern
Karnataka KA State 2019939 (i J P h a m G X) 12 Southern
Kerala KL State 2018151 (i J P h a m G X) 13 Southern
Madhya Pradesh MP State 1950071 (i J P h a m G X) 14 Central
Maharashtra MH State 1950884 (i J P h a m G X) 15 Western
Manipur MN State 2027869 (i J P h a m G X) 16 North Eastern
Meghalaya ML State 2027521 (i J P h a m G X) 17 North Eastern
Mizoram MZ State 2029046 (i J P h a m G X) 18 North Eastern
Nagaland NL State 2027973 (i J P h a m G X) 19 North Eastern
Odisha (former Orissa) OR State 1984022 (i J P h a m G X) 20 Eastern
Punjab PB State 1942686 (i J P h a m G X) 21 Northern
Rajasthan RJ State 1942920 (i J P h a m G X) 22 Northern
Sikkim SK State 1791324 (i J P h a m G X) 23 North Eastern
Tamil Nadu TN State 96905 (i J P h a m G X) 24 Southern
Tripura TR State 2026458 (i J P h a m G X) 25 North Eastern
Uttar Pradesh UP State 1942587 (i J P h a m G X) 26 Central
Uttarakhand UK State 374810 (i J P h a m G X) 27 Central
West Bengal WB State 1960177 (i J P h a m G X) 28 Eastern
Telangana TG State 3250963 (i J P h a m G X) 29 Southern
Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN Union territory 2025855 (i J P h a m G X) 'A' Southern
Chandigarh CH Union territory 1942809 (i J P h a m G X) 'B' Northern
Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN Union territory 1952530 (i J P h a m G X) 'C' Western
Daman and Diu DD Union territory 1953041 (i J P h a m G X) 'D' Western
Lakshadweep LD Union territory 2027460 (i J P h a m G X) 'E' Southern
Delhi (national capital territory) DL Union territory 1942586 (i J P h a m G X) 'F' Northern
Puducherry (former Pondicherry or Pondichéry) PY Union territory 107001 (i J P h a m G X) 'G' Southern

Languages of India by state or Union territory

The following table list the following languages that have a national or local official recognition or are significant minority language kept for preservation of culture; in order to keep the table as compact as possible, the following ISO 639-1 (or ISO 639-3 otherwise) language codes are used to represent them :

State or Union territory Code Official languages (green) and additional languages with limited or local recognition (yellow)[1]
Numbers in cells indicate the rank of importance (by estimated native speakers) of the language for each state or Union territory.
as bn doi en fr gom gu hi kfa kn lus ml mai mni mr ne or pa sa sat ta tcy te trp ur other
Andhra Pradesh AP [1] 1 01
Arunachal Pradesh AR 1 02
Assam AS 1 2 [1] 3 +[2] 03
Bihar BH 1 3 4 2 04
Chhattisgarh CH 1 05
Goa GA [1] 1 2 06
Gujarat GU 1 2 07
Haryana HR 1 2 08
Himachal Pradesh HP 3 2 1 09
Jammu and Kashmir JK 2 [1] 1 10
Jharkhand JH 1 3 2 11
Karnataka KA [1] 4 3 1 5 2 +[3] 12
Kerala KL 2 1 13
Madhya Pradesh MP 1 14
Maharashtra MH [1] 1 15
Manipur MN 2 1 16
Meghalaya ML 1 +[4] 17
Mizoram MZ 2 3 1 4 18
Nagaland NL 1 19
Odisha OR 2 1 3 20
Punjab PB [1] 1 21
Rajasthan RJ 2 1 22
Sikkim SK 1 +[5] 23
Tamil Nadu TN 2 1 24
Tripura TR 1 2 4 3 25
Uttar Pradesh UP 1 2 26
Uttarakhand UK 1 2 27
West Bengal WB 1 3 2 5 4 +[6] 28
Telangana TG [1] 1 2 29
Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN 2 1 'A'
Chandigarh CH 1 'B'
Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN 2 1 3 'C'
Daman and Diu DD [1] 1 2 3 'D'
Lakshadweep LD 1 2 +[7] 'E'
Delhi DL 2 1 4 3 'F'
Puducherry PY [1] 5 3 1 2 'G'

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 In every state or Union territory that does not recognize Hindi as one of their official languages, English is also used as a vernacular interchange language by the population, or English is used for the purpose of official communication of the state or territory with the Union of India.
  2. In Assam, the Bodo (or Mech) language is recognized in the Bodoland Territorial Council areas.
  3. In Karnataka, the Beary (or Biary) language is recognized as a minority language and a symbol of the state.
  4. In Meghalaya, the Khasi and Garo languages are recognized as minority languages.
  5. In Sikkim, ten additional official languages (Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limboo, Mangar, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa and Tamang) are recognized for the purpose of preservation of culture and tradition.
  6. In West Bengal, the Rangpuri (or Kamtapuri) and Kurukh languages are recognized in specific areas.
  7. In Lakshadweep, the Mahl language, a local variety of Maldivian (or Divehi) is also recognized as an official language in Minicoy Island.

See also