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Definition of Urdu

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official Pakistani language which is written in Arabic letters and spoken by over 100 million people worldwide (mostly Muslims in Pakistan, but also in India and Bangladesh)
Urdu Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The language more generally called Hindustanee.
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\ur"du\ (?), n. [hind. urdū.] the language more generally called hindustanee.
adj : relating to the urdu language; "urdu poetry" [syn: urdu]
n : the official literary language of pakistan, closely related to hindi; widely used in india (mostly by moslems); written in arabic script [syn: urdu]

JM Languages
Urdu is a language spoken in Pakistan, India and Mauritius.
Urdu is a variety of the Hindustani language, from which it differs in its extensive borrowing of words from Arabic and Persian.
The language is: Urdu
WordNet 2.0

1. the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script
(hypernym) Sanskrit, Sanskritic language

1. relating to the Urdu language; "Urdu poetry"
(pertainym) Urdu
Urdu Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Urdu (; ALA-LC: ; , or Modern Standard Urdu) is a standardised and Persianised register of the Hindustani language. It is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and an official language of six states of India. It is also one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India.

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