How much Hindi is written in Latin characters online?

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Short answer: Romanized Hindi, which is Hindi written in Latin characters, is the most common form of Hindi online, and especially on social media. According to Palakodety et al., analyzing YouTube comments in India: 52% are in Romanized Hindi, 46% are in English, and only 1% are in Devanagari Hindi.[1]


  1. Palakodety, Shriphani; KhudaBukhsh, Ashiqur R.; Jayachandran, Guha (2021), "Low Resource Machine Translation", Low Resource Social Media Text Mining, Singapore: Springer Singapore, pp. 7–9, ISBN 978-981-16-5624-8, retrieved 2022-09-24