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Archive for June, 2013

Urdu in Czech Republic Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

There are some small countries in Europe, like the Czech Republic, that have a developed tradition of learning Oriental languages in schools, but only a very small number of native speakers of modern Oriental languages. Yet, even though the tradition continues, so do a number of problems of a peculiar nature.  All of us know…

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Difference between Dari and Farsi Posted by on Jun 13, 2013

Persian is the language spoken in Iran and Afghanistan and in some other countries that had Persian cultural influences. In fact, Persian was the official language of the Muslim rulers in Indian subcontinent before the arrival of the British. Persian is also known as Dari or Farsi. In fact, Dari is the name of the…

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Facts about Urdu and Hindi (part 4/4) Posted by on Jun 11, 2013

This blog is a continuation of the previous three blogs and will be the fourth and last one that highlight the facts about the two languages: Hindi, as recognized by the Constitution of India, is the official language (in addition to English) of the Republic of India, and the common second language of Mauritius, Fiji,…

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Facts about Urdu and Hindi (part 3/4) Posted by on Jun 6, 2013

This blog is a continuation of the previous two blogs and will be the third one out of four blogs that highlight the facts about the two languages: Urdu, Hindi and Hindustani are all segments on a long linguistic chain. At one end is a heavily Persianized language which is written in the Nasta’liq font…

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Facts about Urdu and Hindi (part 2/4) Posted by on Jun 4, 2013

In my previous blog I had listed some interesting facts about Urdu and Hindi languages. This blog is a continuation of the previous blog and will be the second one out of four blogs that highlight the facts about the two languages: Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, is pretty much the same language as…

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