Hugo's Urdu Page

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Urdu is the national language of Pakistan. It stems from, or is influenced by Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Turkish. It shares a substantial amount of basic vocabulary with India's national language: Hindi. The grammar of both languages is virtually the same. However, while Hindi is written from left to right in Devanagari script, Urdu most often is written in a Persian-Arabic script: Nastaleeq or Naskh. It is written from right to left.

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Anshuman, Raza, Arshi, Babloo, Eden, Sonja, Maurice ("it's not Arabic"), Filip ("it's not Sanskrit"), Amir and Mazhar.

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