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URDU, the name of that variety of Hindostani which borrows a great part of its vocabulary from Persia and Arabic, as contrasted with " Hindi," the variety which eschews such words, but borrows from Sanskrit instead. It is spoken by Mussulmans and those Hindus who have come under Mussulman influences, and has a considerable literature. See HINDOSTANI and HIN- DOSTANI LITERATURE.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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