Hindustani language facts for kids

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Hindustani
Hindi-Urdu
हिन्दुस्तानी   •   ہندوستانی
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Native to India, Pakistan. Various countries through immigration.
Native speakers 240 million  (date missing)
Second language: 165 million (1999)
Total: 490 million (2006)
Language family
Indo-European
Standard forms
Dialects
Khariboli (Dehlavi)
Kauravi
Dakhini?
Writing system Perso-Arabic (Urdu alphabet)
Devanagari (Hindi and Urdu alphabets)
Bharati Braille (Hindi and Urdu)
Kaithi (historical)
Official status
Official language in  India (as Hindi and Urdu)
 Pakistan (as Urdu)
Regulated by Central Hindi Directorate (Hindi, India),
National Language Authority, (Urdu, Pakistan);
National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (Urdu, India)
Linguasphere 59-AAF-qa to -qf

Hindustani is a language. It is made up of the common parts of Hindi and Urdu. Hindi and Urdu have almost the same grammar. They also have many words in common.

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