Punjab

geographical name Pun·jab \ˌpən-ˈjäb, -ˈjab, ˈpən-ˌ\
variants: or

Panjab

\ˌpən-ˈjäb, -ˈjab, ˈpən-ˌ\play

Definition of Punjab

  1. 1 region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent in Pakistan and northwestern India occupying the valleys of the Indus and its five tributaries; formerly a province of British India; capital Lahore

  2. 2 or East Punjab former state of northwestern India in eastern Punjab divided in 1966 into the two states of Punjabi Suba and Haryana

  3. 3 or formerly West Punjab province of northeastern Pakistan bordering on India; capital Lahore

  4. 4 or Punjabi Suba \ˌpən-ˈjä-bē-ˈsü-bə, -ˈja-\play state of northwestern India formed from the northern part of the former state of Punjab and bordering on Pakistan; capital Chandigarh area 19,448 square miles (50,370 square kilometers), population 24,289,296

  1. —see also punjabi

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