Thursday, February 23, 2006
Urdu is mainly comprised of ARABIC, PERSIAN, SANSKRIT and TURKISH however there are several other words of other languages that are being used in URDU as well. Word Urdu is a Turkish word means MULTITUDE, and readers would be amazed to read that English word HORDE is derived from the Turkish word URDU, which has the same meaning ie large crowd or multitude. Because Urdu has been a language of armies who came to subcontinent in order to conquer this region(Subcontinent), So large multitude of soldiers of different backgrounds like Arabic, Persian and Turkish came to subcontinent under one banner and they would communicate each other in their own languages, further native people of subcontinent used to speak SANSKRIT, so foreigners learnt Sanskrit from the locals and blended Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Turkish and from their language of communication, URDU emerged as a language of HORDE or Army and got the name URDU. Urdu remained a language of communication in different dynasties of subcontinent through out the last millennium until the fall of mogul empire in 19th century. Further, during the British rule URDU adopted several English words as well. In fact URDU is a language which can add words of different languages very easily and it doesn't look odd to use those words in Urdu as words get mingled with the main language and that is why Urdu vocabulary is so rich and that is the beauty of Urdu Language.
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