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
Origin of UrduHindi urd?, short for zab?n-i-urd?, language of the camp ; from Persian urdu, camp ; from Turkish ord?: see horde
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 urd&umacron;, short for zaban-i urd&umacron; : Persian zaban, language, tongue + Persian -&imacron;, of the + Persian urd&umacron;, camp, court (from Old Turkic ordu, residence, court).
- Of or relating to the Urdu language.