urdu \ur"du\ (?), n. [hind. urdū.] the language more generally called hindustanee. urdu adj : relating to the urdu language; "urdu poetry" [syn: urdu] n : the official literary language of pakistan, closely related to hindi; widely used in india (mostly by moslems); written in arabic script [syn: urdu]
Urdu (; ALA-LC: ; , or Modern Standard Urdu) is a standardised and Persianised register of the Hindustani language. It is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan, and an official language of six states of India. It is also one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India.
Urdu is a language spoken in Pakistan, India and Mauritius. Urdu is a variety of the Hindustani language, from which it differs in its extensive borrowing of words from Arabic and Persian. The language is: Urdu
Noun 1. the official literary language of Pakistan, closely related to Hindi; widely used in India (mostly by Moslems); written in Arabic script (hypernym) Sanskrit, Sanskritic language Adjective 1. relating to the Urdu language; "Urdu poetry" (pertainym) Urdu