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Urdu Bible اُردُو by American Bible Society / Revised Version Text by the Indian Bible Society


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Urdu Bible


Revised Version Text

By the Bible Society of India BSI


Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: American Bible Society (October 1, 1989)
  • Language: Urdu
  • ISBN-10: 8122102239
  • ISBN-13: 978-8122102239 / 9788122102239
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds


Urdu (/ˈʊərd/; Urdu: اُردُوALA-LC: Urdū [ˈʊrd̪uː] (About this sound listen), or Modern Standard Urdu) is a Persianised and standardised register language of the Hindustani language. It is the official national language and lingua franca of Pakistan. In India, it is one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India, having official status in the six states of Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal — as well as Delhi.

Apart from specialized vocabulary, Urdu is mutually intelligible with Standard Hindi, another recognized register of Hindustani. The Urdu variant of Hindustani received recognition and patronage under British rule when the British replaced the local official languages with English and Hindustani written in Nastaʿlīq script, as the official language in North and Northwestern India. Religious, social, and political factors pushed for a distinction between Urdu and Hindi in India, leading to the Hindi–Urdu controversy.


Urdu example.svg
Pronunciation [ˈʊrd̪u] (About this sound listen)
Region Pakistan, India[1]
Ethnicity Hindustani people and Muhajirs
Native speakers
65 million in India (2007)[2]
Second language: 94 million in Pakistan (1999).[3]
Official status
Official language in
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated by
Language codes
ISO 639-1 ur
ISO 639-2 urd
ISO 639-3 urd
Glottolog urdu1245[9]
Linguasphere 59-AAF-q
Urdu official-language areas.png
  Areas where Urdu is either official or co-official
  Areas where Urdu is neither official nor co-official

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