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Are there any plans for a Duolingo Urdu course?

Urdu could be quite easier to learn than Hindi for a number of people, specially Arabic, Persian and Turkic languages speakers (about 600 or 700 million people worldwide altogether). I would like to study both Hindi and Urdu...

December 24, 2018



Hindi and Urdu are not just dialects. Yes, there is high mutual intelligibility; however, there are many vocabulary differences and the scripts are different. It is the lingua franca of Pakistan and millions speak it in India. If we can have Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish, then we can have Urdu.


I don't think it's more or less difficult to learn Hindi or Urdu because they're identical at the conversational/colloquial level that's taught in Duo’s skill tree. If it were to teach literary Urdu, I'd agree with that because that can get highly intelligible with Farsi.

The best way to implement this in my view is for Duo to adhere to the shared colloquial language because that's what transcends the divide of the digraphia. At the same time, the course can obviously become a means to bridge the script divide by teaching both the scripts.


I came to Duolingo to learn urdu. But there's none So I have to learn Hindi and Arabic instead


i would gladly contribute


We need the Urdu script. And We would also need Pashto. As it's a language with resources very very difficult to find, and useful for a lot of reasons (diplomacy, etc)


Agreed. Would love to have an Urdu course.


If you're interested in contributing to adding Urdu to Duolingo - comment/vote on the following post! https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/8699437 also try to apply to becoming a contributor for "Urdu" for "English" Speakers! Here: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply


urdu should be introduced on doulingo


I am from PAKISTAN. we speak Urdu in PAKISTAN. are there any Urdu to Arabic language courses available on dulingo? kindly offer.


There so many language and dialects one could learn you honestly can not keep up with them all.

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    How many contributers are must? I have contributed.


    Sadly the Urdu course is still not in the incubator... Together with Bengali, they're the two most spoken languages not yet added on Duolingo. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_total_number_of_speakers#Ethnologue_(2020,_23rd_edition) )

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