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Urdu Latin alphabet

The Urdu Latin alphabet is a method of writing Urdu using the Latin alphabet devised by Adnaan Mahmood, who feels that the current Arabic-based alphabet is not sufficient to represent all the sounds of Urdu, especially the vowels and aspirated consonants. He also wanted to make it easier for foreigners to learn Urdu without having the Arabic alphabet as an obstacle.

Urdu Latin alphabet

Urdu Latin alphabet

Sample text

Tamām insān āzād ōr huqūq wa Izët Ke etibār se barābar pedā hū'e heñ. Inheñ zamīr ōr aql wadīʿat hū'ī hė. Isliye inheñ ek dūsre ke sātḥ bḥai ćāre kā sëlūk karnā ćāhi'e.

Standard Urdu version

تمام انسان آزاد اور حقوق و عزت کے اعتبار سے برابر پیدا ہوۓ ہیں۔ انہیں ضمیر اور عقل ودیعت ہوئی ہے۔ اسلیۓ انہیں ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ بھائی چارے کا سلوک کرنا چاہیۓ۔.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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