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Urdu is a word of Turkish origin which means "horde." In fact, the word "horde" has same origin and hence sounds similar and even has same meaning. The word "Urdu" symbolizes its origin, it developed by the interaction of foreign army, merchants and immigrants with the local population of India.

Urdu derives its words mainly from Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit and many more languages known and unknown. Its grammar is similar to Hindi. The words were choosen very carefully , so they are easy to pronounce and a treat to listen.

As somebody said that Urdu was tailor made for litterature, so what we have now is a Urdu litterature which very honestly mirrors the society it lives in. For generation Urdu was closely associated with the man on the street and his emotions, that's why Urdu is now more popular than ever.

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