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
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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flagFinland
8%
90%
1%
0%
61
flagthe United Arab Emirates
9%
84%
6%
0%
44
flagGreece
17%
71%
10%
0%
28
flagSpain
0%
69%
17%
5%
39
flagItaly
17%
61%
13%
7%
93
flagthe Netherlands
5%
60%
18%
15%
76
flagGermany
13%
57%
17%
10%
242
flagIndia
7%
54%
28%
9%
111
flagDenmark
9%
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13%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
52%
18%
12%
523
flagCanada
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51%
24%
8%
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flagPoland
14%
48%
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flagNorway
15%
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21%
15%
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flagthe United States
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504
flagAustralia
20%
44%
28%
8%
25
flagAustria
17%
43%
26%
13%
23
flagRepublic of Ireland
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30%
9%
53
flagSweden
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30%
10%
20
flagUnknown
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28%
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24%
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flagFrance
21%
21%
36%
21%
33

Gender

men49%
women51%
Hindi
11%
11%
Urdu
49%
51%
both
18%
20%
none
19%
16%

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