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Haley CopenhaverGreta Muller LevisWLC 119Section 1October 10, 2018Hindi-UrduHindi and Urdu are two very similar sister languages, both derived from the samelanguage family and origins, yet they do have their differences. Abhi came to speak about theseabundant similarities and differences, and he offered a lot of detailed information andintriguing facts about his native language of Hindi and Urdu. Specifically, the captivating soundsystems of English versus Hindi-Urdu, as well as the interchangeability of vocabulary betweenHindi and Urdu resonated greatly after the presentation.Mainly spoken in central India, Urdu is also spoken in Pakistan and Hindi is additionallyspoken in Trinidad, the Caribbean, South Africa, Mauritius, and Uzbekistan (Abhi, In-ClassPresentation, September 7, 2018). Hindi has a language status of 1 National in India(Ethnologue). There are 182 million native Hindi speakers and a grand total of 223 million Hindiand Urdu speakers overall (Crystal 297). Hindi and Urdu both belong to the Indo-Europeanlanguage family, specifically the Indo-Iranian family. Hindi descends from a combination of

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Hindi, Indo European languages, Urdu, Languages of India, Abhi, Language Essay, World Language Guest Speaker

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