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?

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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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80%
3%
0%
30
flagSpain
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71%
17%
2%
35
flagItaly
15%
66%
11%
6%
59
flagSwitzerland
9%
63%
18%
9%
11
flagIndia
7%
58%
23%
9%
84
flagGermany
12%
56%
18%
11%
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flagBulgaria
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11
flagCanada
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44
flagDenmark
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flagUkraine
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flagPoland
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flagthe United States
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flagthe Netherlands
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Gender

men51%
women48%
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10%
12%
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51%
48%
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17%
20%
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20%
18%

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