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  • Jul 24, 2011
  • 03:06 AM

The murder of linguistic history — II

Tariq Rahman / The Express Tribune
While the word Ordo — from which comes the English word ‘horde’ — does, indeed, mean ‘military camp’ in Turkish, this is not the only name for the ancestor of the language we now call Urdu. Indeed, the oldest name for this common ancestor of both present-day Urdu and Hindi was Hindi, Hindvi and sometimes Hindui.

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