The Urdu language is spoken by an estimated 104 million people around the world, most of them located in Pakistan and India. It is the official language of Pakistan, a status which it shares with English. Pakistan is home to an estimated 10.7 million native speakers. It is also spoken and understood in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Middle East, and many other countries around the world where Pakistani communities have settled.
Urdu is officially recognized by the constitution of India and serves as a state language in some states. A great number of Urdu language speakers – approximately 48 million – can be found in India, mostly in the predominantly Muslim state of Uttar Pradesh.
Urdu is among the 20th most spoken languages in the world with around 160 million speakers in over 26 countries. One can have access to around 4000 journals, 70 radio stations and 74 TV channels in this language. There are over 100 million native speakers of Urdu in India (more than 80% of it) and Pakistan together.
Outside South Asia, it is spoken by large numbers of migrant South Asian workers in the major urban centers of the Persian Gulf countries. Urdu is also spoken by large numbers of immigrants and their children in the major urban centers of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Germany, Norway, and Australia. Along with Arabic, Urdu is among the immigrant languages with the most speakers in Catalonia.
Owing to interaction with other languages, Urdu has become localized wherever it is spoken, including in Pakistan. It is used in education, literature, office and court business. Urdu in Pakistan has undergone changes and has incorporated and borrowed many words from regional languages, thus allowing speakers of the language in Pakistan to distinguish themselves more easily and giving the language a decidedly Pakistani flavour. Similarly, the Urdu spoken in India can also be distinguished into many dialects like Dakhni (Deccan) of South India, and Khariboli of the Punjab region.
Urdu is a very sweet, humble as well as a jumbled up language; jumbled up as it has been formed and came into existence after the amalgamation of various languages. We also name it as ‘Khichdi’, due to its formation by mixing of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Sanskrit languages together. One can easily understand the importance of a languages’ grammar when the said language alone is a mixture of so many languages.
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