Definition of Punjabi

1. Noun. A member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India.

Exact synonyms: Panjabi
Generic synonyms: Indian



2. Noun. The Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India.
Exact synonyms: Panjabi
Generic synonyms: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language

Definition of Punjabi

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

2. Proper noun. The main language spoken in the Punjab region, in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan. ¹

3. Noun. Resident or descendant of or immigrant from the Punjab ¹

4. Noun. A speaker of the Punjabi language ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punjabi

Punch
Punch and Judy
Punchinello
Punchinelloes
Punchinellos
Pune
Punekar
Punic
Punic War
Punic Wars
Punic apple
Punica
Punica granatum
Punicaceae
Punjab
Punjabi (current term)
Punjabis
Punnett square
Punnett squares
Punta Arenas
Punti
Puntland
Punycode
Pupperware
Puppis
Purace
Puram
Purana
Puranas
Puranic

Literary usage of Punjabi

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Punjabi has been enforced by many words borrowed from Persian and Arabic, and is, ... Punjabi again has a number of dialects, fusing into one another, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Punjabi has been enforced by many words borrowed from Persian and Arabic, and is, therefore, an Aryan language belonging to the central group. ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1896)
"In the Punjabi, on the other hand, one of these bands is constantly present, and frequently attains a very considerable size. The band in question Posterior ..."

4. From Private to Field-marshal by William Robert Robertson (1921)
"... Pindi—In charge of Regimental Signallers—Acting Station Staff Officer and Secretary of Assault-at-Arms Committee—Pass examinations in Punjabi and Pushtu ..."

5. A Handbook of the Fighting Races of India by P. D. Bonarjee (1899)
"The smaller Mahomedan fighting tribes of the Punjab are often grouped together under the generic term " Punjabi Mahomedan. ..."

6. Life and Work in India: An Account of the Conditions, Methods, Difficulties by Robert Stewart (1896)
"... CONDITIONS Many Tongues in India—The Hindustani—The Punjabi—The Acquisition of Languages—Conditions of Success. INDIA is a country of many languages. ..."

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