Hindi is spoken in northern and central India.
The area is often called the Hindi Heartland or Hindio belt and covers the following states:
- Uttar Pradesh,
- Madhya Pradesh,
- Himachal Pradesh,
- Chhattisgarh and
The Union Territory of Chandigarh and the National Capital Territory of Delhi also lie in this belt.
The states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have large communities of Hindi-speaking people, but are not regarded as a part of the Hindi belt.
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