Language Scientific’s Urdu Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Urdu translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Urdu. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Urdu language services including:

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Urdu Language Statistics/Facts:

Officially known as Modern Standard Urdu, Urdu belongs to the system of new Indian languages. Based on one of Hindi’s dialects, Urdu obtained a significant amount of Arabic-Persian influence. Founded in 8th century, spoken Urdu is frequently called Hindustani.

The total number of Urdu speakers in the world exceeds 100 million, with 65 million native speakers and 40 million people for whom Urdu is a second language. Along with English, Urdu is an official language in Pakistan, despite the fact that only 7% of the population considers it as a native language. Urdu is also among India’s 23 official languages. In India about 50 million people speak Urdu fluently.

Urdu uses the Arabic alphabet with additional symbols partially taken from the Persian writing system and others partially created especially for the transmission of peculiar Urdu sounds.

Urdu is highly systematic language. A challenge may occur with learning the verbs that have two forms, formal and informal, and nouns that have either feminine or masculine gender.

Literary Urdu is a hybrid of two languages—Hindi and Persian. Due to this hybridization, there are a lot of names, verb forms and conjunctions that belong to both Hindi and Pakistani. In Urdu there are duplicated words for almost every definition (with Persian words used for the high style). In Urdu a phrase can be built with the help of either the principles of Hindi or Persian syntax.

Urdu Dialects:

Dakhni or DakaniDeccan Plateau (South India)
RekhtaSouth Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Braj BhashaIndia: Uttar Pradesh,Rajasthan,Haryana,Bihar,Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi
HyderabadiDeccan Plateau (South India)
KhariboliIndia: Delhi, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh

Countries where Urdu is spoken:

  • Afganistan
  • India
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman
  • Bangladesh
  • Iran
  • Sri Lanka
  • Qatar
  • Bhutan
  • Nepal
  • United States
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • New Delhi
  • Fiji
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai
  • Pakistan
  • Mauritius
  • United Kingdom

Urdu-Speaking Country Data:

Country: India

Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1,281,935,911
Constitutional Republic: President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Narendra Modi
Currency: Indian Rupee
GDP (ppp): $ 6,600
Unemployment: 5.0%
Government Type: Constitutional Republic
Industries: Steel, engineering and machine tools, electronics, computer software, research and development, textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing, communication, construction, power, chemical. India has 22 states and 7 union territories.

Country: Pakistan

Capital: Islamabad
Population: 204,924,861
Federal Parliamentary Republic: President Mamnoon HUSSAIN and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan ABBASI
Currency: Rupee
GDP (ppp): $ 5,100
Unemployment: 6.1%
Government Type: Federal Parliamentary Republic
Industries: Textile, cement, agriculture, fertilizer, steel, tobacco, edible oil, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, shrimp, sugar, food processing, chemicals and machinery. Pakistan is divided into 4 provinces and 4 federal territories.

Country: Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka
Population: 157,826,578
Parliamentary Republic: President Abdul Hamid
Currency: Taka
GDP (ppp): $3,900
Unemployment: 4.9%
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Industries:  Jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, drugs and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas

Urdu History

There are many theories to explain the origin of the Urdu language. The word “Urdu” itself is a derivative from the Turkish word “Ordu” which means “camp.” Urdu has been historically associated with Muslims living in the Indian subcontinent territory known as Hindustan.

After the 700s, for almost a century, the territory was conquered by different Arab, Turkish and Persian armies. Such turns in the history gave rise to Urdu language.

In the initial period of its development (8th-16th centuries), Urdu was used in Deccan by Muslims who conquered India. With the strengthening of Muslim power, Urdu became a trade, military and administrative language, which spread all over India and over some regions of Central Asia.

For almost 700 years, starting with the year 1000, the official language was Persian, which was the language of education and literature, as well as the language of the government among Muslims of Central Asia.

In the 17th century, Urdu penetrated the literature of the Muslims of North India, who previously used only the Persian language. However, after the year 1700, Urdu slowly began to dominate. Currently, Urdu is considered the literary language of all Indian Muslims.