Derived from the 'Devanagri' script, the language has its roots in Sanskrit, which was the language of the vedas. It is spoken mainly in Northern and Central India, by over 40% of Indians (according to the 2001 Indian census). It is the medium of education in a majority of Government Schools in Northern India that are run and funded by the Indian Government.
Modern Hindi is spoken along with words of English.
The 'pure' form of Hindi is derived from the Khari Boli dialect of Sanskrit.