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  2. Ligature (writing) - Wikipedia

    Urdu (one of the main languages of South Asia), which uses a calligraphic version of the Arabic-based Nastaʿlīq script, requires a great number of ligatures in digital typography. InPage, a widely used desktop publishing tool for Urdu, uses Nastaliq fonts with over 20,000 ligatures.

  3. Urdu-speaking people - Wikipedia

    Total population; 68.62 million (2019): Regions with significant populations; India (diasporic Urdu Belt, a regional belt that consists of Hindi-Urdu belt states such as Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir, west Bihar-mostly Patna and Darbanga, Khandesh, coastal Malwa region, Shimla district and Kangra district and other Indian states, many speakers live in various cities in South India, mostly Hyderabad ...

  4. List of languages by total number of speakers - Wikipedia

    The following languages are listed as having 45 million or more total speakers in the 26th edition of Ethnologue published in 2023. [4] Entries identified by Ethnologue as macrolanguages (such as Arabic, Persian, Malay, Pashto, Sindhi, and Chinese, encompassing all their respective varieties) are not included in this section.

  5. Languages of India - Wikipedia

    Telangana, with a sizeable Urdu-speaking Muslim population, and Andhra Pradesh has two languages, Telugu and Urdu, as its official languages. Some states buck the trend by using minority languages as official languages. Jammu and Kashmir used to have Urdu, which is spoken by fewer than 1% of the population, as the sole official language until 2020.

  6. Islam in India - Wikipedia

    Islam is India's second-largest religion, [5] with 14.2% of the country's population, or approximately 172.2 million people, identifying as adherents of Islam in 2011 Census. [1] India is also the country with the third-largest number of Muslims in the world. [6] [7] The majority of India's Muslims are Sunni, with Shia making up 13% of the ...

  7. Jewish population by country - Wikipedia

    As of 2023, the world's "core" Jewish population (those identifying as Jews above all else) was estimated at 16 million, 0.2% of the 8 billion worldwide population. This number rises to 18 million with the addition of the "connected" Jewish population, including those who say they are partly Jewish or that have Jewish backgrounds from at least one Jewish parent, and rises again to 21 million ...

  8. Education in India - Wikipedia

    Education in the Republic of India Ministry of Education Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan National education budget Budget 2.9% of GDP ($ 112 billion) General details Primary languages English, Assamese Bengali Boro Dogri Gujarati Hindi Kannada Kashmiri Konkani Maithili Malayalam Meitei (Manipuri) Marathi Nepali Odia Punjabi Sanskrit Santali Sindhi Tamil Telugu Urdu and other Indian ...

  9. List of programs broadcast by NBC - Wikipedia

    Natalie Zea, star of the drama series La Brea. Taylor Kinney, star of the drama series Chicago Fire. Melissa Rauch – star of the comedy series Night Court. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News. Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show and the game show That's My Jam. Seth Meyers, host of Late Night with Seth Meyers.