Official language in: India, Pakistan

Minority language in: South Africa

Spoken by: 70 million (native)

Language family: Hindustani – Indo-Aryan – Indo-Iranian – Indo-European

Writing system: Perso-Arabic (Urdu alphabet)

Fun Fact: The first known book in Urdu is سب رس [Sabras], written in 1635-36 by Mullah Asadullah Wajhi. the book was handwritten.

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Urdu Words and Phrases

Writing Urdu

Urdu Language information pack

India – the country

Pakistan – the country

Pakistan Republic Day – 23rd March