The Twin Cities of Hyderabad
and Secunderabad are enchantingly cosmopolitan.
People from various parts of India are living
here since generations and have enriched
each others' linguistic and religious subcultures.
Besides the state's official language Telugu,
you can hear lots of Hindi, Marathi, Kannada,
Tamil, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Rajasthani,
and Urdu on the streets of Hyderabad. You
can also hear one more language, the Dakhni,
that is very special to Hyderabad. It is
an interesting mixture of Hindi, Urdu and
all other local languages. The multilingual
nature of the Twin Cities is one reason
why visitors from any part of India feel
instantly at home here.
A visitor to the city with a fair knowledge
of Hindi and Urdu can easily manage through
his stay. Yet knowing and using a little
bit of main language Telugu, can prove a
rewarding experience. Here are a few tips
on Telugu that you can use during your stay.