Urdu

Pakistani children in native dress, photo credit JEKruger on Flickr
Human Relations Statements

Hello - Aslam-O-Alaikum

How are you doing? - App Kaise Hain?

What is your name? - App Ka Naam Kiya Hai?

Thank you - Shukriya

You are Welcome - Maherbani

Please - Barey Maher Bani

Excuse me - Maaf Kejea

Goodbye - Khuda Hafiz

"Colorful Facts"

The name Pakistan means Land of (the) Pure in Urdu and Persian. Pakistan was a part of British India until 1947. It ranks as the sixth most populous nation in the world. It has the second largest Muslim population in the world. Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, is the chosen language of many Ballywood movies and music soundtracks because of its melodic sound.

Location: Southern Asia; India, east; Afghanistan, Iran, west; China, north; Southern coastline, Arabian Sea.

Capital: Islamabad

Official Language: English National Language: Urdu

Geography: mountains in north and northwest; flat Indus plain in east; Balochistan plateau in west.

Population: 88,576,758 (Estimated 2010)

Foods: A favorite curry is karahi; lentils, tandoori (barbecue), shami kebab; popular rice dishes include pullao and biryani; breads--chapattis and naan, drinks--chai tea, lassi, dessert--sheer khurma.


(Primary Source) CIA World Factbook.


 

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