geographical name

Pun·​jab ˌpən-ˈjäb How to pronounce Punjab (audio)
variants or Panjab
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
or East Punjab former state of northwestern India in eastern Punjab divided in 1966 into the two states of Punjabi Suba and Haryana
or formerly West Punjab province of northeastern Pakistan bordering on India; capital Lahore
or Punjabi Suba 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

see also punjabi

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“Punjab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punjab. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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