geographical name
Pun·​jab | \ ˌpən-ˈjäb How to pronounce Punjab (audio) , -ˈjab, ˈpən-ˌjäb, -ˌjab \
variants: or Panjab

Definition of Punjab

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 or East Punjab former state of northwestern India in eastern Punjab divided in 1966 into the two states of Punjabi Suba and Haryana
3 or formerly West Punjab province of northeastern Pakistan bordering on India; capital Lahore
4 or Punjabi Suba \ ˌpən-​ˈjä-​bē-​ˈsü-​bə How to pronounce Punjabi Suba (audio) , -​ˈja-​ \ 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 9 Jul. 2020.

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