Origin of UrduHindi urd?, short for zab?n-i-urd?, language of the camp from Persian urdu, camp from Turkish ord?: see horde
Urdu is the official written language of Pakistan.
An example of Urdu is the word "adaab" written in Arabic characters.
an Indo-Aryan language of Pakistan and N India, having the same basic grammar as Hindi but containing many words derived from Persian and Arabic: it is written in Arabic characters and is the official language of Pakistan
An Indic language that is the official literary language of Pakistan, essentially identical to Hindi in its spoken form but in its literary form heavily influenced by Persian and Arabic and written in an Arabic alphabet.
Origin of UrduUrdu urdū short for zabān-i urdū Persian zabān language, tongue Persian -ī of the Persian urdū camp, court ( from Old Turkic ordu residence, court )
- Of or relating to the Urdu language.
- Speaks - Pick from a range of languages, including Italian, Dutch, and Urdu.
- As with the Bible and Shakespeare, his phrases have passed into the common speech, and are used by every one (even in Urdu) without being conscious of their origin.
- The chief languages spoken are vernaculars of Baluchistan, Pushtu, Panjabi, Urdu and Sindhi.
- MUNSHI, or MooNSHI, the Urdu name of a writer or secretary, used in India of the native language teachers or secretaries employed by Europeans.
- They are written from left to right, exception being made of Urdu or Hindostani, the mixed language of the Mahommedan conquerors of northern India, the character used for writing which is the Persian.