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Punjabi

Noun

1 a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India [syn: Panjabi]
2 the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India [syn: Panjabi]

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Etymology

From पंच + sc=fa-Arab = The Land of Five Rivers + Persic adjectival form sc=fa-Arab.

Pronunciation

  • , /pʊnˌdʒɑːbi/, /pUn"dZA:bi/

Adjective

  1. Of, pertaining to, descended from the people or culture of the Punjab, or written in the Punjabi language.

Proper noun

  1. Language spoken in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan

Noun

  1. Resident of or immigrant from the Punjab (often, loosely, "Sikh")

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