Punjabi

noun
Pun·​jabi | \ ˌpən-ˈjä-bē How to pronounce Punjabi (audio) , -ˈja- How to pronounce Punjabi (audio) \

Definition of Punjabi

1 : an Indo-Aryan language of the Punjab
2 : a native or inhabitant of the Punjab region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent

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Punjabi adjective

First Known Use of Punjabi

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Punjabi

Hindi & Urdu pañjābī, from pañjābī of Punjab, from Persian panjābī, from Panjāb Punjab

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The first known use of Punjabi was in 1787

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“Punjabi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Punjabi. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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