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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Urdu
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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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87%
2%
0%
48
flagthe United Arab Emirates
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73%
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15
flagSpain
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5%
36
flagItaly
15%
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8%
69
flagGermany
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18%
9%
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flagSwitzerland
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flagIndia
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flagCanada
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47
flagDenmark
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flagPoland
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagNorway
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flagAustralia
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagAustria
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Gender

men52%
women49%
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10%
11%
Urdu
52%
49%
both
17%
20%
none
19%
17%

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