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India language chair to be set up in Cairo university

Press Trust of India  |  Cairo 

An Indian language will be established in the Egypt's University from the next academic year, India's to has said.

Announcing this during the World Hindi Day celebrations, he said that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the and the University.

It will be the second Indian in the varsity. The existing one is in the field of which was established in 2016.

Addressing the function, organised by the Embassy of in cooperation with the University yesterday, Bhattacharya said that Hindi is the mother tongue of around 258 million people and is one of the official languages of

University Dr said that celebrating the Hindi Day at the varsity reflects the strong relations and friendship between the people of and and it allows more people to know about different cultures.

of the (MACIC), Dr said that the Hindi language was influenced by Arabic language and that many Hindi words are of Arabic origin.

Dr Abdul Mageed, of Hindi language at MACIC expressed his happiness that this language has flourished in

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:06 IST