from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hindi and Urdu, viewed as essentially the same language with respect to their grammar and core vocabulary, though widely divergent in their literary forms.

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  • proper n. The name of the language which constitutes the Hindi and Urdu registers.


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