Indian states and their official languages


India is a big country. India holds the second position in the world in terms of population and seventh in terms of area. Due to its large area, it is divided into many smaller states and union territories. Currently, there are 28 states and 8 union territories in India. In this article, we cover the List of the Indian States and their Official Languages.

All the states and union territories are divided into 6 main regions, namely, Central India, Eastern India, North India, Northeast India, South India, Western India. As we know that the official language of India is Hindi but all states and union territories also have a separate official language. Indian States and union territories and their Official Languages are divided based on the type of community of a particular state or union territory. 

The official language list of all Indian states and union territories is given below:

List of the Indian states and their official languages:

StateOfficial Language
Andhra PradeshTelugu
Arunachal PradeshEnglish
AssamAssamese
BiharHindi
ChhattisgarhHindi
GoaKonkani
GujaratGujarati
HaryanaHindi
Himachal PradeshHindi
JharkhandHindi
KarnatakaKannada
KeralaMalayalam
Madhya PradeshHindi
MaharashtraMarathi
ManipurMeitei
MeghalayaEnglish
MizoramEnglish, Hindi, Mizo
NagalandEnglish
OdishaOdia
PunjabPunjabi
RajasthanHindi
SikkimEnglish, Nepali
Tamil NaduTamil
TelanganaTelugu
TripuraBengali, English, Kokborok
Uttar PradeshHindi
UttarakhandHindi
West BengalBengali, Nepali

Union Territories and their Official Languages:

Union TerritoryOfficial Language
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsHindi
ChandigarhEnglish
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and DiuGujarati, Hindi
DelhiHindi, English
Jammu and KashmirHindi, Urdu
LadakhHindi, English
LakshadweepMalayalam, English
PuducherryFrench, Tamil, English


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