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Name: Syeda Abira Haider Jeoffrey Instructor: ID:03471 Date:/08/2018Reflection 1-UrduToday, we know that the language “Urdu” has gone through a lot oftransformation before becoming the lingua franca of Pakistan. For the study of this languagewe must closely examine the study of history through which it came into existence. In otherwords, the relationship amongst the British, Muslims and Hindus play a vital role inacknowledgement of Urdu being referred to as a different identity - Hindi. The aim of thispaper is highlight the chain of events that led up to the language “Urdu” being known as weknow it today and to give an account of the misconceptions about the meaning of the word“Urdu”.Before the mid 18thcentury, Urdu and Hindi were not considered to be twoseparate languages but one language. It was not until the end of the 17thcentury thatMuslims realized to have a different version of Hindi language which would be enriched inPersian be called as as the Muslim language. However, before 18thcentury “Hindi” hadvarious names such as “Dihlavi”, “Gujri”, “dakani” and “Rekhta” (Faruqi, 2003, p. 806).According to Mushafi, Urdu was referred to as being a city rather than alanguage around 1780(). So the language “Urdu” first came forward around 1780 and it was

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Hindi, Delhi, Urdu, Hindustani language, Syeda Abira Haider Jeoffrey

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