A Popular Language
Hinđī is a major language spoken mainly in India. It is probably the third most spoken language after Mandarin (Chinese) and English worldwide! >>
Just A Language!
The most important thing one should always remember is that the word 'Hinđī' (हिन्दी, hindee) represents a language; while the word 'Hinđū' (हिन्दू, hindoo) refers to a religion.
In Hinđī, the word Hinđū (हिन्दू) means the name of the religion as well as things related-to (or followers-of) the religion.
In English, the word 'Hinđūism' means the 'Hinđū' religion; while the word Hinđū refers to the followers-of (or things related-to) the religion.
Sanskṛiŧ (संस्कृत) is the language more closely related with Hinđūism.
The Script of Hinđī
'ĐevaNāgarī' or just 'Nāgarī' is the name of the script (लिपि) that is used to write 'Hinđī', 'Marāthī', 'Sanskṛiŧ', 'Nepālī' and many dialects of Hinđī.
Hinđī and Bhāraŧ
Hinđī is the official-language (rāj-bhāṣhā) of Bhāraŧ (India). हिन्दी भारत की राजभाषा है।
Why every Indian should try to learn basic Hinđī at least for a month or so?
True patriots like 'Subhāsh-chanđra Bose' and fearless saints like 'Đayānanđ Sarasvaŧī' advocated use of Hinđī for national integration.
There are Indians who target (smear campaign etc.) those who talk about national interests or Hinđī! Beware of them.