Urdu


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Ur·du

 (o͝or′do͞o, ûr′-)
n.
An Indic language that is the official literary language of Pakistan, essentially identical to Hindi in its spoken form but in its literary form heavily influenced by Persian and Arabic and written in an Arabic alphabet.

[Urdu urdū, short for zabān-i urdū : Persian zabān, language, tongue + Persian , of the + Persian urdū, camp, court (from Old Turkic ordu, residence, court).]

Ur′du adj.

Urdu

(ˈʊəduː; ˈɜː-)
n
(Languages) an official language of Pakistan, also spoken in India. The script derives primarily from Persia. It belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family of languages, being closely related to Hindi but containing many Arabic and Persian loan words
[C18: from Hindustani (zabāni) urdū (language of the) camp, from Persian urdū camp, from Turkish ordū]

Ur•du

(ˈʊər du, ˈɜr-)

n.
a standardized form of Hindi, written in Arabic script, used by Muslims in India and Pakistan: the official language of Pakistan.
[< Urdu, Hindi urdū, extracted from Persian zabān i urdū literally, language of the camp (ultimately < Turkic; see horde)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Urdu - the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script
Sanskrit, Sanskritic language - (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes
Translations
urdština
úrdú
Urdu
urdu

Urdu

[ˈʊəduː] N (Ling) → urdu m

Urdu

[ˈʊərduː] nourdou m, urdu m

Urdu

nUrdu nt

Urdu

[ˈɜːduː] nurdu m
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And they went at it all over again, the lama taking snuff, wiping his spectacles, and talking at railway speed in a bewildering mixture of Urdu and Tibetan.
Khatoon said,"The Urdu language is gaining ground in Qatar.
Tehreek-e-Urdu Pakistan Monday took out a rally titled 'Karwan-e-Urdu' to call for enforcing urdu as official language .
ISLAMABAD -- The 149th death anniversary of classical Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan Ghalib was observed on Thursday throughout the country with tributes paid to his selfless contribution in Urdu literature.
ISLAMABAD:The 149th death anniversary of classical Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan Ghalib was observed on Thursday throughout the country with tributes paid to his selfless contribution in Urdu literature.
This First-ever Urdu software titled 'Harf Kaar' with an advanced programme of detecting and correcting grammatical errors and anomalies in Urdu diction and proof is the result of joint efforts by noted poet and writer Akhtar Raza Saleemi and eminent software programmer Saeed Raza Khan.
ISLAMABAD -- This First-ever Urdu software titled 'Harf Kaar' with an advanced programme of detecting and correcting grammatical errors and anomalies in Urdu diction will be launched soon.
In addition to works published in pre-independence era, some literary bodies, such as Urdu Science Board, Muqtadira Qaumi Zaban (National Language Authority), Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu and Karachi University, have published a large number of specialised dictionaries.
ISLAMABAD -- President Mamnoon Hussain said on Wednesday that digitalisation of Urdu dictionary shall preserve a thousand-year-old culture and tradition of the land.
ISLAMABAD -- President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday terming Urdu dictionary the biggest treasure of Pakistan's literary history said its digitalization had preserved a thousand-year-old culture and tradition of the land.
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday, terming Urdu dictionary the biggest treasure of Pakistan's literary history, said its digitalisation had preserved a thousand-year-old culture and tradition of the land.
KARACHI -- President Mamnoon Hussain here on Saturday inaugurated the Urdu Bagh Complex, a project of Anjuman-e-Tarraqi-e-Urdu and registered his support for revival of "Urdu" as the main medium of education across the country.