What is the Urdu Language?

Urdu, historically spelled Ordu is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-Iranian branch, belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. Corporate Translations Ltd provide Urdu translation and typesetting services to UK and Pakistan companies.

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The Urdu language developed under Persian and to a lesser degree Arabic and Turkic influence on apabhramshas during the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire (1526–1858 AD) in South Asia.

Urdu is a standardised register of Hindustani,termed the standard dialect Khariboli. The grammatical description in this article concerns this standard Urdu. In general, the term “Urdu” can encompass dialects of Hindustani other than the standardised versions.

Standard Urdu has approximately the twentieth largest population of native speakers, among all languages. It is the national language of Pakistan as well as one of the 23 official languages of India.

Urdu is often contrasted with Hindi, another standardised form of Hindustani. The main differences between the two are that Standard Urdu is conventionally written in Nastaliq calligraphy style of the Perso-Arabic script and draws vocabulary more heavily from Persian and Arabic than Hindi, while Standard Hindi is conventionally written in Devanāgarī and draws vocabulary from Sanskrit comparatively more heavily. Some linguists nonetheless consider Urdu and Hindi to be two standardized forms of the same language; however, others classify them separately due to sociolinguistic differences.

Urdu Translation Services

Corporate Translations Ltd is a professional translation agency based in Essex near London UK, providing English to Urdu and Urdu to English translations. Our translators are specially selected with industry and market experience relevant your business operation. We have worked with UK companies exporting to and businesses located in Pakistan and other Urdu speaking countries. Our translation expertise includes business, legal, financial, technical, medical, engineering, media and website copy. We employ fully trained professional mother tongue native Urdu translators which ensures accuracy and the use of the correct terminology. Let us show you why our clients rate us as the best Urdu Translation Services Company.

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Urdu Typesetting Services

In additional we provide typesetting and services if you need the translated text typeset professionally. Marketing collateral including brochures, business cards, stationery, packaging labels and export documentation are examples of our design and layout service. For more information on our Typesetting and DTP services please contact us.


Below are a selection of some of the main languages we provide translation services for: