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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 -ī, of the + Persian urdū, camp, court (from Old Turkic ordu, residence, court).]
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(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]
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Ur•du(ˈʊər du, ˈɜr-)
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)]
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|Noun||1.||Urdu - the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script|
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Urdu[ˈʊəduː] N (Ling) → urdu m
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