Hindi, the official language of India, is closely related to Urdu, national language of Pakistan. Which of these two was the language of the court of the Mughal Empire?

Hindi
Urdu
both
none
These two va­ri­eties of Hin­dus­tani language are nearly iden­ti­cal in basic struc­ture and grammar, and at a col­lo­qui­al level also in vo­cab­u­lary and phonol­o­gy. Mutual in­tel­li­gi­bil­i­ty de­creas­es in literary and spe­cialised con­texts, which rely on educated vo­cab­u­lary drawn from dif­fer­ent sources; Hindi drawing its spe­cialised vo­cab­u­lary from San­skrit, whilst Urdu (used on the Muslim court) does so from Persian and Arabic.

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Urdu
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flagFinland
9%
88%
1%
0%
51
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
80%
8%
0%
35
flagSpain
0%
71%
15%
5%
38
flagGreece
20%
68%
12%
0%
25
flagItaly
15%
61%
14%
7%
89
flagthe Netherlands
5%
58%
18%
17%
70
flagGermany
13%
57%
17%
10%
236
flagIndia
7%
55%
27%
9%
109
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
52%
18%
12%
493
flagDenmark
9%
52%
23%
14%
21
flagCanada
14%
51%
24%
8%
49
flagPoland
14%
48%
20%
15%
12516
flagNorway
16%
46%
20%
16%
30
flagthe United States
14%
45%
25%
13%
485
flagAustria
17%
43%
26%
13%
23
flagAustralia
21%
43%
26%
8%
23
flagUkraine
20%
40%
20%
20%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
34%
32%
10%
49
flagUnknown
22%
31%
21%
22%
103
flagFrance
19%
22%
35%
22%
31

Gender

men53%
women51%
Hindi
10%
11%
Urdu
53%
51%
both
17%
20%
none
18%
17%

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