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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flagFinland
7%
90%
1%
0%
63
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
81%
7%
0%
53
flagGreece
12%
74%
10%
2%
39
flagSpain
2%
69%
16%
4%
43
flagSwitzerland
17%
67%
10%
3%
28
flagItaly
17%
59%
16%
6%
108
flagthe Netherlands
6%
59%
16%
16%
103
flagGermany
13%
57%
17%
11%
303
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
52%
18%
11%
602
flagIndia
9%
52%
30%
7%
132
flagNorway
15%
52%
20%
11%
44
flagSweden
16%
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18%
11%
53
flagCanada
16%
48%
25%
8%
56
flagPoland
15%
47%
20%
16%
17616
flagAustria
26%
47%
17%
8%
34
flagthe United States
15%
46%
25%
13%
537
flagAustralia
17%
42%
32%
7%
28
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
40%
27%
8%
61
flagUnknown
18%
29%
26%
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871
flagFrance
18%
21%
40%
18%
37

Gender

men46%
women53%
Hindi
13%
11%
Urdu
46%
53%
both
19%
19%
none
20%
15%

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