Urdu Dictionary

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About Urdu Language

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۔

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.

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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