Rescribe: Urdu Translation Notes

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Urdu is a national language of Pakistan, where it is spoken by approximately 9 million people. India has more than 45 million speakers of Urdu, mostly in Northern India. Urdu is also spoken in communities throughout the Middle East, Africa, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

What is the origin of Urdu?

The language derived from the Hindi spoken in the Punjab region of Northern India. Under Mughal rule (16th to 18th centuries), Hindi absorbed many Persian and Arabic words and thus developed into Urdu.


Urdu is written using a slightly modified Arabic alphabet.


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