from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A native name for the present Hindustani tongue. See
Hindustani. Also used adjectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The language more generally called
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- proper noun An
Indo-Iranianlanguage with native speakers mainly in Pakistanand North India.
- adjective Of or relating to the Urdu language.
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- noun the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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This is the headquarters of the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) - which in Urdu translates as "army of the pure" - the organisation widely believed to be responsible for the Mumbai massacre in November which left 172 people dead.
The story of Gaznavi and Ayaz the slave is in Urdu poetry.
The feature debut of its Delhi-based co-directors, both involved in Urdu theatre, one a TV producer, the other a former Rhodes scholar, this sharp black comedy confronts the contradictions between India's extreme wealth and abject poverty in a less expansive and romantic way than Slumdog Millionaire.
Moreover, studies with Urdu-English children showed that English monolingual children rely more on a visual rather than on a phonological strategy, whereas Urdu children (Urdu is a language with regular orthography) rely more on a phonological strategy, supporting the idea of the orthographic depth hypothesis (Mumtaz and Humphreys, 2001).
Actually Paki (in Urdu) means pure Pakistan means “the land of the pure” it is a masculine construct so is literally the land of Pure Men.
In addition, studies with Urdu-English children showed that English monolingual children relied on a visual rather than a phonological strategy, whereas Urdu children (Urdu is a language with regular orthography) rely more on a phonological strategy, supporting the idea of the orthographic depth hypothesis
When he was 13 he had had a short story published in Urdu in a Pakistani newspaper.
The court heard that after the attack Zulfiqar shouted, in Urdu: We have killed the white man.
Appearing, too, is the remarkable ethnic Pashtun female duo of Zeb and Haniya, whose music, be it in English, Urdu, Persian or Dari, mixes blues, jazz and pop influences to create a breezy whimsicality loved by schoolgirls and septuagenarians alike.
At the same time, they need to learn and be well versed in Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with their cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of their literature and poetry.