Origin of Urdu
Examples from the Web for urdu
In its place came something which, striving to fuse Urdu and Telugu, seemed to devalue both.
Locals used to teach British officers Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and Persian.
The order came again, in Arabic and Urdu, along with a warning that otherwise access would be achieved with explosives.Bin Laden’s Life on the Run, Witnessed by Al Qaeda Child Bride|Michael Daly|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To the left was West Pakistan, where they ruled, and spoke Urdu, and wrote in an alphabet that flowed like water under wind.Bangladesh’s Midnight Children: Philip Hensher’s ‘Scenes From Early Life’|Lucy Scholes|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Imran Khan speaks in Urdu to his Pakistani-American audience.
Then to the mahout she continued in Urdu, "Gul Dad, are you hurt?"The Jungle Girl|Gordon Casserly
He blundered out almost into the Englishman's arms, and was bad-worded in clumsy Urdu.
He told the jamadar, in Urdu, that his mistress and the chota bibi would remain at his house for the night.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang
(Bishtra—a seat, means also a bedding like the Persian bistar and Urdu bistara derived from the root str to spread).
It was noticeable he spoke far clearer Urdu than long ago, under Zam-Zammah; but the father would allow no private talk.
British Dictionary definitions for urdu
Word Origin for Urdu
Word Origin and History for urdu
official language of Pakistan, 1796, from Hindustani urdu "camp," from Turkish ordu (source of horde); short for zaban-i-urdu "language of the camp." Compare Dzongkha, a variant of Tibetan and the official language of Bhutan, literally "the language of the fortress."