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Frequently asked questions about Indian Languages
Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a single answer to this question.
According to the Language In India page containing data from the 1991 Census of India, there are a total of 114 languages with more than 10,000 speakers, of which 18 are ``Scheduled Languages'' and 96 are not specified in the schedule. The census also mentions 216 ``mother tongues''. The Census India page has a break up of the major languages and the number of speakers of the language.
The Ethnologue Report for India estimates that 850 languages are in daily use in India.
The Central Institute of Indian Languages is an excellent resource for Indian language information.
Language In India is an online journal devoted to the study of languages spoken in the Indian subcontinent.
The Ethnologue Report for India has a summary of the spoken living languages of India.
Frequently asked questions about Kannada
KGP stands for Kannada Ganaka Parishat (approximate translation: Kannada Computing Group). The Kannada Ganaka Parishat is a non-profit organization devoted to improving the support of Kannada in computing.
The KGP has proposed a character encoding scheme for Kannada named KSCLP (Kannada Standard Code for Language Processing), and have also proposed a keyboard layout for Kannnada that they claim has advantages over other keyboard layouts. Some of their recommendations have been adopted by the Government of Karnataka.
The KGP's website is at http://www.ganakaparishat.org/.
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