Does India have dialects? In the Philippines, foreigners are confused because they try to learn Filipino in Metro Manila but when they go to the southern part of the country, the dialect is different and they feel that it was a waste to have studied Filipino. I am asking this question because I usually try to learn basic conversational sentences and words before I go to a foreign country. Our trip to Japan in January had me learning Ohaiyo for good morning and arigato for thank you. Anyway, I am ignorant of India and I would greatly appreciate responses to my queries.