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Urdu
اردو
URDUARAB.PNG
Urdu in Perso-Arabic script
(Nastaʿlīq style)
Pronunciation Hindustani: [ˈʊrd̪u]
Spoken natively in Pakistan, Indie, Bangladesh ("Bihari"), Nepal[1]
Native speakers

66 million  (2007)[2]
Tot (only Urdu): 104 million (2010)[3]


Tot (includin Hindi): 490 million (2010)[4]
Leid faimlie
Writin seestem Arabic (Urdu alphabet [Nastaʿlīq])
Devanagari
Urdu Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in Banner o Pakistan Pakistan
Banner o Indie Indie (states o Jammu an Kashmir,
Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi)
Regulatit by Naitional Leid Authority (Pakistan);
Naitional Cooncil for Promotion
o Urdu Leid
[6] (Indie)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 ur
ISO 639-2 urd
ISO 639-3 urd
Linguasphere 59-AAF-q (wi Hindi,
includin 58 varieties:
59-AAF-qaa tae 59-AAF-qil)
Urdu official-language areas.png

██ Auries where Urdu is offeecial or cooffeecial

██ (Ither) auries where Hindi is offeecial

Urdu /ˈʊərd/ (Urdu: اُردُو, Urdū, pronounced [ʊrˈd̪u] ( listen)) is the heidmaist leid that is spak in Pakistan. It is in mony weys seemilar tae Hindi whan spak (the twa is mutually intelligable) it haes a deeferent alphabet that's taen frae Arabic. There's 60-80 million native speakers, an 160 million tot.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Seventeenth edition, Urdu". Ethnologue. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  2. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  3. Katsiavriades, Qureshi, Kryss, Talaat. "The 30 Most Spoken Languages of the World". Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. "A Guide to Urdu". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hindustani (2005). Keith Brown, ed. Encyclopedie o Leid an Linguistics (2 ed.). Elsevier. ISBN 0-08-044299-4. 
  6. "National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language". Urducouncil.nic.in. Retrieved 2011-12-18.