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Sanskrit (संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam, properly saṃskṛtā vāk, later also saṃskṛtabhāṣā, "refined speech"), is a historical Indo-Aryan language and the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and Buddhism[note 1]. Today, it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India[2] and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand.[3]

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SanskritSanskrit sasktamPronunciation [ssktm]Spoken in Greater IndiaTotal speakers 14,135 native speakers in India (2001)[1]Language family Indo-European* Indo-Iraniano Indo-Aryan+ SanskritWriting system Devangar (de facto), various Brhmbased scripts, and Latin alphabet Official statusOfficial language in India (Uttarakhand)one of the 22 scheduled languages of IndiaRegulated by No official regulationLanguage codesISO 639-1 saISO 639-2 sanISO 639-3 sanIndic script.Sanskrit ( sasktam, properly saskt vk, later also sasktabh, "refined speech"), is a historical Indo-Aryan language and the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and Buddhism[note 1]. Today, it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India[2] and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand.[3]Classical Sanskrit is the standard register as laid out in the grammar of Pini, around the 4th century BCE. Its position in the cultures of Greater India is akin to that of Latin and Greek in Europe and it has significantly influenced most modern languages of the Indian subcontinent, particularly in India and Nepal.[4]The pre-Classical form of Sanskrit is known as Vedic Sanskrit, with the language of the Rigveda being the oldest and most archaic stage preserved, its oldest core dating back to as early as 1500 BCE.[5] This qualifies Rigvedic Sanskrit as one of the ol

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