Striking similarities between the Urdu and Irish languages

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Urdu and Irish are Indo-European languages and even though they are geographically very far apart there are many similarities between them.

Let us compare an Urdu word with an Irish phrase: Kohinoor and Cnoc an óir.

There is another interesting comparison I would like to make between the Urdu word Kinara and the Irish word Cinn Mhara (Kinvara in English): Kinara and Cinn Mhara (Kinvara).

Now we would like to compare Irish (Gaelic) and Urdu/Hindi numerals.

The Irish word "báisteach" (rain in English) has some interesting similarities with Urdu and Hindi, etc.

Platts dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi and English, published 1884, accessible online.

Like to see a few poems in Irish?

Go to the main Languages page.