- a former province in NW British India: now divided between India and Pakistan.
- a state in NW India. 47,456 sq. mi. (122,911 sq. km). Capital: Chandigarh.
- a province in NE Pakistan. 19,445 sq. mi. (50,362 sq. km). Capital: Lahore.
Examples from the Web for punjab
The governor of Punjab province, a Muslim man, called publicly for leniency for her.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
As a reporter for a newspaper in Punjab, she covered dozens of cases of acid attacks and domestic violence.Has Malala Become a Puppet of the West?
April 12, 2014
If the flames of separatism in Punjab seemed to be simmering, the secessionist strife in Kashmir was just peaking.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister
January 5, 2014
Waris, who was born in Punjab, sports a turban in the arresting ads.Is Lady Gaga the New Face of Versace?; See a Sneak Peek of Kate Moss's 'Playboy' Debut
The Fashion Beast Team
November 13, 2013
Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that was founded in Punjab, India, in the 15th century.Celebrating Sikh Style
October 3, 2013
But continuous waves of energy from the Punjab reinforced them.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
In Bombay I engaged a man-servant to accompany me on a trip to the Punjab.East of Suez
Frederic Courtland Penfield
The risk must be accepted, and the Punjab Cup carried off in its despite.
So long as you can win the Punjab Cup, nothing else matters.
When the news reached the Punjab that Humayun was dead, other news arrived.
- (formerly) a province in NW British India: divided between India and Pakistan in 1947
- a state of NW India: reorganized in 1966 as a Punjabi-speaking state, a large part forming the new state of Haryana; mainly agricultural. Capital: Chandigarh. Pop: 24 289 296 (2001). Area: 50 255 sq km (19 403 sq miles)
- a province of W Pakistan: created in 1947. Capital: Lahore. Pop: 82 710 000 (2003 est). Area: 205 344 sq km (127 595 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for punjab
region on the Indian subcontinent, from Hindi Panjab, from Persian panj "five" (from PIE *penkwo-; see five) + ab "water." So called for its five rivers. Related: Punjabi.