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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Mar 8, 2009 at 01:41

Jon - A Brit in Euroland writes:

"As I understand it (and in fact I don't) Urdu is a language of the Urgo-Altaï group, which has its origins in Mongolian, but is present in other countries, inter alia as Uzbek, Kazhak, Turkmen, Azeri, Turkish, Hungarian and Finish."

The last 3 - Turkish, Hungarian and Finnish are VERY distantly related. They are about as related as Irish Gaelic and Russian. They belong to the Finno-Ugric group of languages. Finnish and uzbek are not really related at all.

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