Urdu

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are thirteen languages spoken by more than 100 million people. They are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German, and Urdu.
    • n Urdu The language more generally called Hindustanee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Urdu A native name for the present Hindustani tongue. See Hindustani. Also used adjectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Urdu ōōr′dōō Hindustani, a peculiar and important form of Hindi—now a kind of lingua franca for the whole of India.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. urdū,

Usage

In literature:

Colonel Creighton raised his voice, speaking in Urdu.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
But she wrote in Urdu with an easy flowing hand, and in two minutes she had thrown sand on the letter and had given it to King to read.
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
The boy Lahiri took lessons in Hindi and Urdu in Benares study-groups.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
His way of peppering his English with Urdu was characteristic of his class, and till I got accustomed to it I found it somewhat perplexing.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 87, March, 1875" by Various
It was the Urdu lullaby James used to sing.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
The word Wazoo is simply the Urdu for McGinnis.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
Rules and regulations for impossibly good conduct hang on the walls in Hindustani, Japanese, Swahili, Urdu, and Malayan.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
The boys were examined in Urdu, writing and reading, arithmetic, geography, and Persian.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
The Englishman replied in English-Urdu.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Serbo- Croatian, Urdu, Basque .
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Listen to Jaadoo say the word 'elephant' in Urdu .
Listen to Jaadoo say the word 'chicken' in Urdu .
Listen to Jaadoo say the word 'fish' in Urdu .
Listen to Jaadoo say the word 'sun' in Urdu .
Ahmed Faraz, Outspoken Urdu Poet, Dies at 77.
The revolutionary Pakistani poet Ahmed Faraz, whose name is synonymous in South Asia with modern Urdu poetry, died Aug 25 in Islamabad.
Human resource leaders in Pakistan now have a new resource to turn to: The first-ever book on human resource management written in the Urdu language (the primary language of that country) has been published.
His published research, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, has been mainly devoted to the study of Islam and Sufism.
Islamabad is the capital and the official languages are Urdu and English.
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In science:

At the moment these are: Bulgarian, Catalan, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish and Urdu.
The GF Mathematics Library
Raziuddin Siddiqui ∗ Mathematical Sciences Research Centre Federal Urdu University, Karachi.
Morphisms Between Classical and Infinitesimal Polylogarithmic and Grassmannian Complexes
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