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
7%
90%
1%
0%
65
flagthe United Arab Emirates
11%
80%
8%
0%
60
flagGreece
12%
75%
10%
2%
40
flagSwitzerland
20%
69%
8%
2%
49
flagSpain
2%
69%
16%
4%
43
flagthe Netherlands
8%
62%
13%
15%
125
flagItaly
17%
59%
17%
6%
111
flagSweden
15%
57%
16%
9%
66
flagGermany
13%
56%
17%
11%
319
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
52%
18%
12%
629
flagIndia
10%
52%
28%
7%
144
flagNorway
15%
52%
20%
11%
44
flagUkraine
13%
48%
17%
20%
29
flagPoland
15%
47%
20%
16%
18616
flagAustria
27%
47%
18%
6%
44
flagthe United States
15%
45%
25%
12%
586
flagCanada
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45%
29%
9%
62
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
43%
25%
7%
66
flagUnknown
18%
30%
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24%
900
flagFrance
18%
21%
40%
18%
37

Gender

men47%
women53%
Hindi
13%
12%
Urdu
47%
53%
both
19%
18%
none
20%
15%

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