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Turkish Words in Urdu Posted by on Jun 30, 2016

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In this blog I will highlight the words which are exclusive to Turkish language and will list their relation to Urdu language. Resultantly there only remain the following 24 words which are pure Turkish (they are neither borrowed nor loaned from Persian, Arabic or English). 1. Urdu اردو  (which means ‘camp’ or ‘army’ in Turkish but is…

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Travel Related Urdu Vocabulary Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

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It’s summer time and time to travel! This blog will address Urdu vocabulary related to travel related terms. Here are some typical travel and related words with their Urdu transliteration and use in sentences: English Airplane ہوائی جہاز Urdu Hawai Jahaz Sentence Kiya hawai jahaz uttar gaya hai? Translation Has the airplane landed?     English…

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Politics Related Urdu Vocabulary Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

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This blog will address Urdu vocabulary related to Political terms. In the election season here in the USA, this blog will help you understand some of the key terms used in the political world in Urdu. Here are some typical travel and related words with their Urdu transliteration and use in sentences: English Politician  سیاستدان Urdu…

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Music Under Siege in Pakistan Posted by on Jun 26, 2016

Amjad Sabri (pic from dunyanews.tv)

Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was killed in a gun attack by unidentified miscreants in Karachi on Wednesday, June 22nd. Sources indicated that four unidentified gunmen atop two motorcycles opened fire at his car while he was heading for the studio of a private television channel to take part in the broadcast transmission. Amjad Sabri was born on December 23,…

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Pakistani Qawwali (Sufi Folk Music) Posted by on Jun 25, 2016

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I write this blog today with a very heavy heart in the wake of the assassination of the famed Amjad Sabri Qawal. I’ll dedicate my next blog to him alone but wanted to lay a little ground work giving my readers an insight and background of sufi folk music and Qawwali’s. Qawwali is a pure…

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