India

India is a country in south Asia. It shares borders with Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Nepal, and Pakistan. To the south is the Indian Ocean, to the south-east is the Bay of Bengal, and to the south-west the Arabian Sea. Some quick facts about the India include:

  • India has a population of more than 1.2 billion people making it the second largest country by population in the world.

  • India has 18 official languages, but over 1,600 languages and dialects are spoken. Hindi is spoken by nearly 40% of the population.

  • In India, when greeting someone place your hands together and say Namaste. This traditional greeting means, I bow my head to you.

  • India is a nation of extreme wealth and extreme poverty. Most Indians live on less than two dollars a day, yet more than one million people living in India are millionaires.

  • India has six seasons: spring, summer, winter fall, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon.