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Urdu in Three Minutes Urdu Greetings YouTube.
BBC Languages Urdu A Guide to Urdu 10 facts about the Urdu language.
The Urdu script is over 90% similar to the Persian and Arabic scripts as well, so learning Urdu will help you to read the Arabic and Persian alphabets. Urdu vocabulary also borrows about 40% from Arabic and Persian. What not to say and do.
BBC Languages A Guide to Urdu 10 facts, key phrases and the alphabet.
A Guide to Urdu 10 facts, key phrases and the alphabet. Urdu language facts. Discover some surprising facts about Urdu, including how much it has in common with other languages. Also available in Urdu with audio. Urdu words and phrases.
Urdu alphabet, pronunciation and language.
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and is closely related to and mutually intelligible with Hindi, though a lot of Urdu vocabulary comes from Persian and Arabic, while Hindi contains more vocabulary from Sanskrit. Linguists consider Standard Urdu and Standard Hindi to be different formal registers both derived from the Khari Boli dialect, which is also known as Hindustani.
Hindustani language Wikipedia.
This adaptation is called Roman Urdu or Romanised Hindi, depending upon the register used. Since Urdu and Hindi are mutually intelligible when spoken, Romanised Hindi and Roman Urdu unlike Devanagari Hindi and Urdu in the Urdu alphabet are mostly mutually intelligible as well.
Urdu Wikipedia.
Although the word Urdu is derived from the Turkic word ordu army or orda, from which English horde is also derived, 185 Turkic borrowings in Urdu are minimal 186 and Urdu is also not genetically related to the Turkic languages.

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