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Punjabi

or Panjabi

[puhn-jah-bee] /pʌnˈdʒɑ bi/
noun, plural Punjabis for 1.
1.
a native or inhabitant of the Punjab.
2.
an Indic language of the Punjab.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language.
Origin of Punjabi
< Punjabi Pañjābī < Persian panjāb Punjab + suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for Punjabi
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  • On the 22nd the attack was delivered by a battalion of Highlanders and a Punjabi battalion.

  • In a few minutes the officer, a tall and stately Punjabi, entered.

  • This was the reply of a Punjabi woman, who spoke for her friends and neighbours.

  • To the credit of the "Pauper Province" be it said, it is not easy to circumvent a Punjabi.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Then Stalky jabbered Pushtu and Punjabi in alternate streaks.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Punjabi

Punjabi

/pʌnˈdʒɑːbɪ/
noun
1.
a member of the chief people of the Punjab
2.
the state language of the Punjab, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language
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