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Why is Urdu important to Pakistan?

Pakistan’s official language is Urdu, which is also one of India’s official languages. Urdu’s literary tradition is very rich, with poetry and prose being written since the 17th century and the 19th century, respectively. Strategically, Urdu is a vitally important language in the region.

Why have regional languages been promoted by the Pakistani government since 1947?

Ans: One of the reasons was that it was felt by the Pakistan government that in order to preserve the work done by the famous writers and poets in different languages, the languages should be promoted. The literature they produced must be kept alive for the coming generations.

When did Urdu declare national language?

It is the national language of Pakistan since the Pakistan is declared as the independent state at 14 August, 1947. The 1973 Constitution recognizes Urdu as Pakistan’s only national language….

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How did Urdu originate?

Urdu started developing in north India around Delhi in about the 12th century. It was based on the language spoken in the region around Delhi, and it was heavily influenced by Arabic and Persian, as well as Turkish. During the 14th and 15th centuries, much poetry and literature began to be written in Urdu.

Is Urdu a dying language?

No, urdu is not dying at all. See 90% of bollywood songs are in urdu not hindi. Some people are answering with streotypical responses. In fact urdu is main language of Pakistan, northern India and other parts of the world as well.

Is Urdu a Hindu language?

“Despite its Persian script, Urdu is an Indian language because there are several examples of great Indian languages which are written in scripts derived from outside the country,” informed he. For instance, Punjabi Shahmukhi language is also written in Persian Script.

Is Urdu older than Hindi?

No. Urdu is not older than hindi. As hindi is the native language of hindustan, whereas urdu was developed by different language like persian, arabic, pashto etc.

Who brought Urdu India?

Urdu developed in the 12th century ce from the regional Apabhramsha of northwestern India, serving as a linguistic modus vivendi after the Muslim conquest. Its first major poet was Amir Khosrow (1253–1325), who composed dohas (couplets), folk songs, and riddles in the newly formed speech, then called Hindvi.

Which language is mostly spoken in Pakistan?

Punjabi

What does Urdu stand for?

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