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State of Indic language usage across languages, apps, app categories & more: Reverie

Bangalore-based Reverie Language Technologies, which runs a Language-as-as-Service platform and provides localization services for Indic languages such as local-language translation, transliteration, device input, and search via its set of APIs, has released a report on the state of Indic language usage in the country. The report is based on aggregate usage data compiled from Indic Keyboard Swalekh Flip app between January and June 2017. Swalekh Flip supports 22 Indian languages plus English. Key Insights from the report Which Indic languages are used the most? As expected, Hindi is the most used Indic language both in terms of duration of sessions and word count. Telugu, Marathi, and Gujarati are next in line, once again both for highest usage in terms of sessions and word count. In case of the duration of session, Telugu is second, followed by Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, and Assamese. While in case of word count, Marathi is second, followed by Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Assamese. A session basically means, duration of a single uninterrupted usage, while word count is the total number of words typed in a particular language. From a user-input heavy app or Internet-based services' point of view, it's worth noting that Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Bengali represent over 75% of all Indic words typed in by Indian users, between January and June 2017. Which apps are most popular among Indic language users? WhatsApp witnessed the highest Indic language usage via the Swalekh Flip app, both in regards…

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