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Urdu

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noun Ur·du \ˈu̇r-(ˌ)dü, ˈər-\

Simple Definition of Urdu

  • : the official language of Pakistan which is also used in parts of India

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Urdu

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of urdu

Hindi & Urdu urdū, from Persian zabān-e-urdū-e-muallā language of the Exalted Camp (the imperial bazaar in Delhi)


First Known Use: 1796


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