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A name in Urdu. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: names
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Status: de facto

A name in Urdu.

Urdu is widely spoken in both Pakistan and India, and is mutually intelligible with Hindi (name:hi=*. The language has a 'lingua franca' status and many of its speakers natively speak a different regional language.

Note that this tag is useful when object has names specified in more than one language:

  • If name=* is in Urdu then it specifies which language is used in main name tag
  • If name=* is in a different language then it specifies name in Urdu


Written Urdu uses the Arabic script in the 'Nastaliq' calligraphic style/typeface. Urdu text can be rendered on the OSM wiki using a Nastaliq font by applying Template:Nastaliq. For example, {{Nastaliq|فیصل آباد}} becomes فیصل آباد.

Maps in Urdu

See also