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Steps To Write In Urdu Using Your English Keyboard

1) Enter any word in English like – Ae [Press Space] Khuda [Press Space].

2) It will automatically convert it to – اے خدا 

3) You can try this in the box given below.

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The History of Urdu Language

 Are you curious about where and when the beautiful Urdu language erupted in this world? Then keep reading, this is just the perfect article for you. Urdu is an Indo-Aryan language that is spoken chiefly in the southern part of Asia.

It is the official state language of Pakistan and nearly 70 million people speak it as their first language while around 100 million people call it their second language, predominantly in India and Pakistan. 

Linguistic Classification

There are several language families that are made to group together languages and get a better idea of their history. The Urdu language is a member of the Indo-Aryan language group under the Indo-European category.

It evolved from the Apabhraṃśa register of the preceding Shauraseni language that was prominent in the medieval period. Shauraseni language is also the ancestor of some other modern Indo-Aryan languages, one of them being Urdu.

The Emergence

Urdu originated in the 12th century CE from the regional Apabhramsha of the northwest parts of India. It served as a way of lifestyle post-Muslim conquests.

The first major poet of Urdu was Amir Khosrow; he started by composing dohas/couplets and went on making folk songs and riddles in the newly designed speech (at that time called Hindvi).

The name of the speech was varied; in some parts, it was called Zaban-e-Hind, Dakkhani, Zaban-e-Delhi, Rekhta, Gujari, Zaban-e-Urdu-e-Mualla, Zaban-e-Urdu, or just Urdu, which meant 'the language of the camp' in literal terms.

But major Urdu writers and poets referred to it as Hindi or Hindvi till the 19th century started. Some evidence shows that in the late 17th century, people called it Hindustani, which today means just simplified speech form in the Indian subcontinent. 

If we go back we'll find that Urdu is closely related to Hindi, a language spoken widely in the Indian subcontinent. They belong to the same Indo-Aryan group and their phonology and grammar are quite identical. No wonder ancient people called in Hindi.

However, their writing systems are very different from each other; Hindi uses Devnagari while Urdu uses a modified form of Perso-Arabic script

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