Washington, Feb 16: US President, Barack Obama's administration has carved a place for regional Indian languages such as Bhojpuri and Haryanvi. There are 20 Indian languages mentioned in the application form brought out by Obama's administration for filling up thousands of political positions in the government's executive branch.
The two regional languages are among the 101 languages from across the world. The languages are listed in the form's 'international experience' section, where applicants have been asked to select those known to them. There are six other Indian languages such as Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, Haryanvi, Magahi and Marwari, that are not part of the 22 Indian languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution.
Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Maithili, Malyalam, Nepali, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu are the other Indian languages listed in the form. The form also includes India in the form that asks applicants to list out the countries where they have lived.
The Eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution lists 22 languages of India -- Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and Santhari.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)