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Encyclopedia > Roman Urdu

Roman Urdu is the name used for 'Urdu' written in 'Roman' (English) script. Urdu(اردو) is an Indo-European language which originated in India, most likely in the vicinity of Delhi, from whence it spread to the rest of the subcontinent. ...

According to one writer, "Roman Urdu is strongly opposed by the traditional Arabic script lovers. Despite this opposition it is gaining popularity especially among the youth, who are using the Internet or are "cyber-citizens." Although, this script is under development and thus the net users are using the Roman script in their own ways. Popular websites like Jang Group has made a special portion for Roman Urdu. This is of great advantage for those who are not able to read the Arabic script. MSN, Yahoo and some desi-chat-rooms are working as laboratories for the evolving new script and language (Roman Urdu). I do not question the scholarly abilities, sincerity and love for the cultural ethos of the Arabic script of those who oppose the Roman script. I agree with them on the merits of the original Arabic script, which is the essence of Urdu and it should be continued, but looking at the present situation, I think, despite Arabic and Devanagari (Hindi) scripts, Urdu language needs a Roman script as well." (Habib R. Sulemani in The News Islamabad, September 08, 2003, [1]) Habib R. Sulemani (born June 5, 1971, Gulmit, Gojal, Hunza) is a young poet, writer and journalist, living in Pakistan. ...

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