Why You Should Learn Urdu

Did you know that Urdu is the 10th most spoken language in the world? That already gives a door of communication to 230+ million people, but that’s not it – read more below to find out.

Urdu is mutually intelligible with Hindi – the two languages share 70% of beginner vocabulary along with shared phonology, syntax, and grammar. This would make Urdu-Hindi the 3rd most spoken language in the world with nearly 1 billion speakers. Practically speaking, that means a Urdu speaker can understand a Bollywood film and make friends with a Hindi speaker.

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, the fifth most populated country in the world. There are over 80 people groups and 70 languages in Pakistan. Despite this great diversity, Urdu is the gateway language that unifies Pakistan. Moreover, you will also find large groups of first language speakers of Urdu in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and diaspora communities throughout the Middle East.

Furthermore, Urdu has a rich historical heritage and is deeply intertwined with the culture of Central and South Asia. Learning Urdu can lead to discoveries and insights into the history, literature, traditions, and worldviews of these regions.

Are you ready to take the jump into the beautiful and widely-spoken language of Urdu? Do you want to have a connection with nearly 1 billion living individuals along with a rich history and culture? Do you plan to visit or live in Pakistan or India?

Come learn or improve your Urdu with us today. We have classes ranging from Urdu basics to customized advanced Urdu courses. 


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