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Old October 23, 2010, 06:48 AM
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Yes, they use asalaam alaikum.
Wa aleike asalaam is a response for asalaam alaikum . wa means and in Arabic, So it's like saying ( and peace be upon you too)
I have some friends who speak farsi and Urdo. I can understand a few words when they speak Farsi but I cannot understand a thing when they speak Urdo.
So i guess Farsi has more common words with Arabic than Urdo. The Urdo script has more letters than Arabic and some letters that look like Arabic are pronounced differently. (I can read Farsi very well, but I can't really read Urdo)
Good Luck in learning Urdo. It's an interesting language.
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Old October 24, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Urdu is written in a visually appealing alphabet that looks like Arab script. Many Urdu speakers are proud of their calligraphy. Urdu uses a different alphabet from it's sibling language Hindi.
Could it be a borrowed expression from Arab?
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Old October 24, 2010, 07:01 PM
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@Anoosh, wa aleike asalaam!
Thank you for the data!

@Angelica, sounds like that's the case.

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Old October 25, 2010, 05:29 AM
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Old October 28, 2010, 08:57 AM
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kem cho is more appropriate with ' How are you'. Namaskar is also used in Bengali ( I'm Bengali). another greeting word of India is Urzu urzu durkut. it is Kashmiri language, means Long live with standing on your legs firm"! Yes, that's the real meaning; which further means...Long live with standing on your legs firm"! Yes, that's the real meaning; which further means... "Live healthily with your own support throughout". kashmir is surrounded by The mountain Himalaya. you need to have your knee strong if you want to walk properly. that's why they greet people by saying 'Urzu urzu durkut' instead of hello.
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Old October 28, 2010, 09:54 AM
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Hey, thank you Ashis! Well, Urzu urzu durkut!
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