Hindi is the national language of India, and the state language of six of its states. Hindi, along with English, is the official language of India. It is written in the Devanagari Script and belongs to the Indo-European language family. Hindi is a direct descendent of Sanskrit, which is a sister language of Greek and Latin.
Please see Hindi Course Descriptions for information about Hindi courses offered at the University of Pittsburgh.
Why Study Hindi?
- Communicate and interact with over half a billion/500 million people
- With the opening of the Indian economy since the 90's, India represents a huge opportunity for international business, scientific co-operation and cultural language
- Understand and enjoy movies from Bollywood, the world's largest film industry
- Hindi is closely related to other South Asian languages including Urdu and Nepali
Earn Pitt Credentials with Hindi
- Hindi Minor
- Certificate in Asian Studies
- Global Studies Certificate
- BPhil in International and Area Studies - Global Studies Track
- BPhil in International and Area Studies - Asian Studies Track
- General Education Requirements
- Lingustics Major Language Requirement
What do Students Say?
Knowledge of Asian dialects is of great value in the international market, so learning Hindi will definitely help me stand out in the job market. - Bhakti, '15
I originally imagined that Hindi class would just be a lecture-style class, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t -Nikita, '16
I learned more than I could have ever expected in my first semester of Hindi. -Insiyah, '15