Government of India, U.T. Administration of Daman and Diu
Gujarati is the predominant language of this region and is the most widely spoken. The language of the official work is English. Hindi is understood by a vast majority of the people even in rural areas. English speaking professionals constitute a majority in business and hospitality trade. Only few can now speak the Portuguese language and it is a quaint dialect.
Daman boasts of a multi-faced cultural heritage – a fusion of tribal, urban, European and Indian culture. Customs of birth, marriage sacred thread, other ceremonies ad rituals are religiously observed. Tribal dances with caustic social comments are much in vogue. Various Portuguese dances are well preserved and still widely presented.