Urdu is an Indo-European language whose origin dates to the 13th century. Urdu is one of two official languages in Pakistan (the second is English), despite the fact that only 7% of the population consider it their native language. In India it is spoken by more than 50 million people. The writing system is based on the Persian alphabet and contains 38 letters, although during the period of British rule, the Latin alphabet was also widely used. Due to the cultural isolation of Muslims from Hindus, Urdu has taken on many grammatical elements that are characteristic of Arabic and Persian language. It is also of interest that Urdu makes use of so-called intensive verbs, which are made by combining a verb with one of twelve auxiliary verbs. The resulting combinations give the main verb different subtle shades of meaning.
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