As we all know, we all once had a common ancestor. While the ancestor routes for the Chinese and Pakistani people of today date back to 1000s of years, it's one of the closest in the world today.
Both depared from their former colonies (Of Japan and Britain) selves, to what they are today.
Via the Silk Road Buddhism was brought over land to China. The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism is most commonly thought to have started in the late 2nd or the 1st century CE.
The first documented translation efforts by Buddhist monks in China (all foreigners) were in the 2nd century CE, possibly as a consequence of the expansion of the Kushan Empire into the Chinese territory of the Tarim Basin.
From the 4th century onward, with Faxian's pilgrimage to India (395–414), and later Xuanzang (629–644), Chinese pilgrims too started to travel by themselves to northern India, their source of Buddhism, in order to get improved access to original scriptures. The Silk Road transmission of Buddhism began to decline around the 7th century with the rise of Islam in Central Asia.
Serindian art often derives from the Greco-Buddhist art of the Gandhāra district of what is now Pakistan, combining Indian, Greek and Roman influences.
Also another surprising detail: Pakistani monks were the ones who taught the Koreans, Chinese and Japanese Buddhism. This is probably why Urdu sounds similar to Japanese in many ways.
(For example :Achha is okay in both languages)
( So jain in Chinese Mandarin means sleep, same in Urdu)
( Sachhi = Really in both Urdu and Japanese)
( ShiKamoshi = Silence in Japan, Komashi = Silence in Urdu)
(Hahn = Okay in Japanese and Urdu)
(Array? = What in Japanese and Urdu)
This language similarity between the nations remains today.
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