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Urdu Dictionary is a bilingual dictionary that translates any word from English to Urdu or Urdu to English. It is a part of Language Networking, a social and educational initiative by KHANDBAHALE.COM, and is free and open to all for non-commercial use. It is recognised as an accurate and authentic language resource by scholars and experts and can also be downloaded as software and apps for multiple devices for online and offline use.

About the Urdu Language

Urdu (اُردُو‎ [ˈʊrd̪u] ) or more precisely Standard Urdu, is a register of the Hindustani language. It is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and is also widely spoken in India, where it is one of the 22 scheduled languages and an official language of five Indian states. Except Pakistan & India, there are Urdu speaking in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Malawi, Mauritius, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and Zambia. Urdu has been written with a version of the Perso-Arabic script since the 12th century and is normally written in Nastaliq style. The word Urdu is Turkish for 'foreign' or 'horde'.

اُردو برصغیر کی زبانِ رابطۂ عامہ ہے۔ اس کا اُبھار 11 ویں صدی عیسوی کے لگ بھگ شروع ہو چکا تھا۔ اُردو ، ہند-یورپی لسانی خاندان کے ہند-ایرانی شاخ کی ایک ہند-آریائی زبان ہے. اِس کا اِرتقاء جنوبی ایشیاء میں سلطنتِ دہلی کے عہد میں ہوا اور مغلیہ سلطنت کے دوران فارسی، عربی اور ترکی کے اثر سے اس کی ترقّی ہوئی۔

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Spoken In : Pakistan, India

Native Speakers: 66 million, Total: 230 million (2003)

Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Central zone > Western Hindi > Khariboli > Hindi-Urdu >Urdu

Writing system: Urdu alphabet (Nastaʿlīq script), other

Official language in: Pakistan, India (states of Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi)

Regulated by: National Language Authority (Pakistan);National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (India)

Language codes: ur (ISO 639-1), urd (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)

Due to religious nationalism since the partition of British India and continued communal tensions, native speakers of both Hindi and Urdu frequently assert them to be distinct languages, despite the numerous similarities between the two in a colloquial setting.

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