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Without proper rendering support, you may see unjoined letters running left to right or other symbols instead of Urdu script. Modern Standard Urdu—is a Persianised standard register of the Hindustani language. Apart from specialized vocabulary, spoken Urdu is mutually intelligible with Standard Hindi, another recognized register of Hindustani. According to Nationalencyklopedin’s 2010 estimates, Urdu is the 21st most spoken first language in the world, with approximately 66 million speakers.
Urdu, like Hindi, is a form of Hindustani. Arabic influence in the region began with the late first-millennium Muslim conquests of the Indian subcontinent. The name Urdu was first used by the poet Ghulam Hamadani Mushafi around 1780. From the 13th century until the end of the 18th century Urdu was commonly known as Hindi. The language was also known by various other names such as Hindavi and Dehlavi.
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