Hindi and Urdu are spoken by around 250 million people as a first language, and over 200 million people as a second language. Hindi and Urdu came from the same root language, and share the same grammar and much basic vocabulary. Following the partition of India in 1947, Urdu became the national language of Pakistan and Hindi the official language of India. Both of these nations are important as global nuclear powers, strategic allies, and as growing trade partners.
The Language Flagship sponsors a combined Hindi Urdu program at the University of Texas, Austin, providing undergraduate students with pathways to professional-level proficiency in Hindi Urdu alongside the academic major of their choice. Read more below about the Hindi Urdu Flagship program and start your journey towards becoming a global professional today!