Imran Khan speaks in Urdu to his Pakistani-American audience.
In its place came something which, striving to fuse Urdu and Telugu, seemed to devalue both.
The ambulance parked by the banyan tree had a word in red on the side, in English and Urdu: “Edhi.”
UPDATE, Dec. 18, 2011: In Urdu and Hindi, languages of India and Pakistan, the word for "drama" is "tamasha."
"We have to build a society of respect and brotherhood in accordance with the Prophet's commandments," he told me in Urdu.
It may be compared to a limited extent with Urdu, the camp language of India.
He had spoken once or twice in Urdu to the mullah and had received no answer.
It was noticeable he spoke far clearer Urdu than long ago, under Zam-Zammah; but the father would allow no private talk.
As they spoke no English, we were obliged to converse with them in Urdu.
The special name Urdu, however, has now superseded the term Hindustani, when we think of the language as a literary medium.
official language of Pakistan, 1796, from Hindustani urdu "camp," from Turkish ordu (source of horde); short for zaban-i-urdu "language of the camp." Compare Dzongkha, a variant of Tibetan and the official language of Bhutan, literally "the language of the fortress."