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Pakistani church completes Urdu translation of catechism
A Vatican-approved Urdu translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been published in Pakistan. "We are so happy the work has been completed for this Holy Year of Mercy," Father Robert McCulloch, procurator-general of the Society of St.
No teacher for Urdu PTC course
The only PTC college in the state that offers primary teacher's certificate for Urdu students has no teacher who can teach in the language.
Balraj Bakshi awarded by Bihar Urdu Academy
Pertinent to add here that Balraj Bakshi is the first ever recipient of the Bihar Urdu Academy award in this category, from the State of Jammu and Kashmir. He also happens to be the only recipient of Rs 2.
Rethinking Urdu's hegemony
The status of Urdu became a marker for Muslim identity in the pre-partition Indian subcontinent, and helped legitimise the Two-Nation Theory, based on which Pakistan was created.
Is Pakistan's problem Urdu?
For Pakistan's founders, Urdu was to be the glue cementing together the new country. The pre-partition Muslim League rejected suggestions that English, Hindi, or Hindustani be the official language of undivided India.

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Urdu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urdu is historically associated with the Muslims of the region of Hindustan. ... Urdu developed under the influence of the Persian and Arabic languages, both of  ...
Urdu alphabet, pronunciation and language - Omniglot
Urdu (اردو). Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language with about 104 million speakers, including those who speak it as a second language. It is the national language of  ...
BBC - Languages - A Guide to Urdu - 10 facts, key phrases and the
Learn key phrases in Urdu, listen to Urdu audio and find out about the alphabet.
BBC - Languages - Urdu - A Guide to Urdu - 10 facts about the Urdu
Discover surprising and revealing facts about Urdu, including Urdu words used in the English language and Urdu jokes and quotes.
Urdu | Ethnologue
Listing of language information for Urdu. ... Dakhini dialect of Urdu [urd] in India has fewer Persian and Arabic loans than Urdu.

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