Sanskrit – संस्कृतम्

Sanskrit is an archaic language used primarily as a liturgical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is one of the 22 official languages of India.  According to a 2001 census, it is spoken by 14,000 native speakers. Snaskrit is considered the oldest language in human history and the mother of all languages. It is also called the language of the gods.

The Sanskrit alphabet is called ‘Devanagari’ which means ‘cities of the gods’. It can be traced back at least 5,000 years to ancient Hindu texts written in the Devanagari alphabet. This historical language has influenced and become the basis of every language spoken in India today.