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Urdu Language

Urdu Translation & Urdu Interpretation Services

Providing Professional Translation, Interpretation and Localization services in Urdu and more than 200 other languages and dialects

Autonym(s)

Urdū

Number of Speakers

Native Speakers: 67 million (51 million in India, 16 million in Pakistan)

Geographic Distribution

Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North America

Official or Recognized Status

Official: India, Pakistan; Recognized minority language in the United Arab Emirates and Nepal (recognized regional language)

Classification

Indo-European, Indo-Aryan

Features

Urdu is a highly inflected language with a subject-object-verb (SOV) word order, although there are few fixed rules and a high degree of flexibility and variation. Urdu words are inflected to express gender, number, person, and case by adding a suffix or changing the sound of the word endings. Verbs are structured according to aspect and tense/mood, with successive layers of inflectional elements following the lexical base.

Dialects

Urdu is one of the standardized registers of the Hindustani language, with the other main standardized register being Hindi, and the two registers exhibit an extremely high degree of mutual intelligibility.

Writing System

Modified Perso-Arabic script

U.S. Distribution

There are approximately 300,000 speakers of Urdu in the United States and roughly 500,000 Pakistani-Americans, although many speak languages other than Urdu, such as Punjabi, Pashto, and Sindhi. The largest communities of Pakistani-Americans can be found in the New York Metropolitan Area; Washington, DC; Chicago; San Francisco; and New Jersey.

At Latitude Prime, we offer Urdu translation, Urdu interpretation, and Urdu localization services in numerous specialized subject areas and multiple dialects. Whether you need to translate clinical trial forms into Urdu for a medical study, need an Urdu interpreter for an international scientific conference, or want to localize your website into Urdu to market your products or services in Pakistan, Latitude Prime has the customized language solution to meet all of your Urdu language needs.

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