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Urdu is the official language in Pakistan and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With a share of around 8%, it is most widespread in Pakistan. A total of about 82 million people worldwide speak Urdu as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IndiaSouth Asiano5.0 %66,209,000
PakistanSouth Asiayes7.6 %14,683,000
NepalSouth Asiano2.6 %754,000