Eye Contact!! (Now you know geographical…look at
Slow Down linguistic.)
A. Know what I said? II. Great linguistic diversity.
B. Greeted as if in India. A. Official language is Hindi.
—Pause— 1. Spoken by 40 percent. II. “Namaste” also used when saying 2. “Namaste” is Hindi.
goodbye. B. 17 other major languages in
A. Two different meanings. constitution
B. Example of India’s diversity. 1. Distinct as English and French. III. First-generation Indian American. a. Grammar and pronunciation. IV. Today—India’s diversity in b. Alphabet.
geography and languages. 2. Literary traditions—2,000 years.
C. 1,000 minor languages and (Let’s start with geography.) dialects.
—Pause— 1. Change from village to village. Body 2. Communication very difficult. I. Great geographical diversity. D. Educated also speak English.
A. Himalaya Mountains. 1. 2 percent.
1. Separate India from China. 2. Colleges and universities.
2. 20,000 feet high. E. Kamala Singh: linguistic diversity
B. Northern Plains. “unrivaled by any other nation.”
1. 200 miles wide. —Pause—
2. Diversity of Northern Plains.
a. Farmland. Conclusion
b. Cities: Delhi and Calcutta.
c. Great Indian Desert. I. Hope you see diversity from C. Deccan plateau. geography and languages.
1. 1,200 miles long. II. Thank you and “Namaste.”
2. Geographical features.
a. Farming and grazing land.
b. Tropical forests.