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Link seems to work now. Dhtwiki (talk) 20:34, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 January 2016[edit]


ITS URDU not URD



2.107.74.160 (talk) 11:05, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

And that's why we call it Urdu, so no problem and nothing to change. Jeppiz (talk) 11:20, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

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States[edit]

@Mar4d: According to the article there are 52m Urdu speakers in India and 10m in Pakistan. I am not sure on what basis you are claiming that Pakistan is primary for Urdu. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 12:56, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi. I am not sure why it says 10 million. It must be only referring to the Muhajir, in which case the stat is outdated and unreliable (because it excludes all other Urdu speakers). By primary, I'm referring to the fact that it's the national and official language of Pakistan, while in India it is mainly a regional language concentrated to some Northern states. Logically, Pakistan comes first. Mar4d (talk) 13:11, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Aah. Now I see why it's 10 million. It is from the 1998 census, for Muhajirs. The total speakers are 94 million as of 1999. Still outdated, but numerically more than 52m in the 2001 Indian census [1]. Mar4d (talk) 13:16, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
94 million is for L2, second language. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 14:28, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

"Hindu backlash"[edit]

This statement seems unnecessarily inflammatory and unsourced: "This triggered a Hindu backlash in northwestern India, which argued that the language should be written in the native Devanagari script. Thus a new literary register, called "Hindi", replaced traditional Hindustani as the official language of Bihar in 1881"

From a factual PoV, Devanagari had existed and was being used for various dialects of Hindustani for many centuries by 1881. (For citations see the Devanagari article.) I believe the "return" of use of Devanagari for the Khadi boli (the Hindustani dialect in Delhi from which both standard Hindi and Urdu are derived) was simply because Muslim rulers, and hence state patronage for the Perso-Arabic script disappeared. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pramod.s (talkcontribs) 16:13, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Placing Urdu below Hindustani[edit]

I don't find placing Urdu below Hindustani on the table correct. It makes it appear as a 'derivative' of Hindustani; when actually Urdu is Hindustani. More specifically it's a form of it, not a derivative.

Either we should put Urdu in brackets next to Hindustani, which I prefer. Or remove Urdu from the table all together. And we shoul do the same with the Hindi article. Placing it in brackets, not below.--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 23:38, 14 November 2016 (UTC)