- a native or inhabitant of the Punjab.
- an Indic language of the Punjab.
- of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language.
Origin of Punjabi
< Punjabi Pañjābī < Persian panjāb Punjab + -ī suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for punjabi
On the other hand there are the elites, mostly Punjabi, civil and military, who run the country.
During the colonial period the Punjabi Muslims formed the prized martial class for the British Raj.
The former Punjabi legislator said Malala was a devout Muslim with no interest in promoting a secular democracy in Pakistan.Has Malala Become a Puppet of the West?
April 12, 2014
There are four in Pakistan, for speakers of Urdu, Sindhi, Pashto, and Punjabi.Abortion at Sea
October 1, 2012
He said this was a well-worn path of Kashmiri and Punjabi militants moving from one base to another.Al Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator Strike
Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
June 4, 2011
On the 22nd the attack was delivered by a battalion of Highlanders and a Punjabi battalion.With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia
One of its Officer
In a few minutes the officer, a tall and stately Punjabi, entered.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
This was the reply of a Punjabi woman, who spoke for her friends and neighbours.The Quiver, 11/1899
To the credit of the "Pauper Province" be it said, it is not easy to circumvent a Punjabi.From Sea to Sea
Then Stalky jabbered Pushtu and Punjabi in alternate streaks.Stalky & Co.
- a member of the chief people of the Punjab
- the state language of the Punjab, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
- of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language
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