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  2. Urdu - Wikipedia

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    Urdu is taught as a compulsory subject up to higher secondary school in both English and Urdu medium school systems, which has produced millions of second-language Urdu speakers among people whose native language is one of the other languages of Pakistan – which in turn has led to the absorption of vocabulary from various regional Pakistani languages, while some Urdu vocabularies has also been assimilated by Pakistan's regional languages.

  3. Urdu language | History, Origin, Script, Words, & Facts

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    Urdu language, member of the Indo-Aryan group within the Indo-European family of languages. Urdu is spoken as a first language by nearly 70 million people and as a second language by more than 100 million people, predominantly in Pakistan and India. It is the official state language of Pakistan and is also officially recognized, or “scheduled,” in the constitution of India.

  4. Urdu Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

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    Urdu noun Ur· du ˈu̇r- (ˌ)dü ˈər- : an Indo-Aryan language that has the same colloquial basis as standard Hindi, is an official language of Pakistan, and is widely used by Muslims in urban areas of India Word History Etymology Hindi & Urdu urdū, from Persian zabān-e-urdū-e-muallā language of the Exalted Camp (the imperial bazaar in Delhi)

  5. Urdu, also known as Lashkari, or the Lashkari language (لشکری ‍زبان) is the national language of Pakistan and a recognized regional language in India. It is an Indo-Aryan language , meaning it descends from Proto-Indo-Aryan, a language spoken northeast of the Caspian Sea in the third millennia BC .

  6. A Guide to Urdu - 10 facts about the Urdu language

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    Urdu is a living language which, according to estimates, is spoken by close to 100 million people around the world. It is the official language of Pakistan, a status which it shares with English.

  7. Urdu alphabet, pronunciation and language

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    Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in Pakistan and India, and also in Nepal, Bangladesh and several other countries. It is also known as Modern Standard Urdu or Lashkari ( لشکری ), and is described as a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language [ source ]. In 2015 there were about 109 million speakers of Urdu in Pakistan, 15 million of whom speak it as a native language.

  8. Urdu Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com

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    Urdu is a member of the Indic family of languages, which includes other languages spoken by culture groups in Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Urdu is recognized by Pakistan as the official language and it is the fifth most common language spoken in the country.