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Urdu Translation Services

With competitive rates for projects involving Urdu to and from English and many other languages, Trusted Translations is a leading Urdu translation services provider. Bicultural as well as bilingual, our culturally aware translators are well qualified to localize Urdu texts for specific countries and communities.

Spoken mainly in Pakistan and India by more than 170 million people as a first or second language, Urdu is the official language of Pakistan. It is also officially acknowledged in the Indian Constitution. In general, Urdu is spoken by Muslims in India, with Urdu schools teaching their own curriculum, and several thousand daily newspapers printed in Urdu.

According to the U.N. Silk Roads Programme, Urdu-speaking communities are thriving across the world, from Afghanistan to Zambia, including the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, and Norway, as well as the Persian Gulf countries.

Selected as a symbol of unity for the new nation of Pakistan, when British colonial rule ended with Partition in 1947, Urdu had long been used as a lingua franca among Muslims in North and Northwest India, it is today spoken and taught throughout Pakistan (in parallel to English) with many provincial communities also communicating a wide variety of native languages.

Modern Standard Urdu or Lashkari (لشکری)

Sharing the same Indo-Aryan base as Hindi, there are few significant differences between these two languages at an informal (spoken) level. They are thus mutually understandable, with similar grammar and phonology. However, they are usually treated as independent languages, for educational, political, and cultural reasons.

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Urdu has over 230 million total speakers worldwide.
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Hindi and Urdu are similar as spoken languages, but written in completely different scripts.
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Urdu uses a significant amount of vocabulary from Arabic and Persian.
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Urdu newspapers and print media make up the third largest circulation in India. 
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Expert Urdu Translation Teams

Top-quality presentations, applications, and other documents must be translated and/or localized by well-qualified professionals, familiar with social mores and willing to research sources for accurate information.

In order to deliver texts in the selected target language that are fluent, up-to-date, and reader-appropriate, translators must be familiar with a wide variety of tools, particularly for languages like Urdu. That’s why partnering with an experienced LSP like Trusted Translations takes the guesswork out of doing business in Urdu.