Mastering Urdu will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Pashto might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Urdu in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, the United States,Canada, Norway and Australia.
Number of native speakers is about 64,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 158,000,000. The biggest country in which Urdu is used as a native language is India.
Native speakers of Pashto are mostly from Afghanistan / Pakistan and are about 15,600,000 people.
Pashto are spoken fluently by 50,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Urdu came from Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family.
Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family is the origin of Pashto language.