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or Pan·ja·bi

noun, plural Pun·ja·bis for 1.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Punjab.
  2. an Indic language of the Punjab.
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  1. of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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 &amp; Co.

    Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for punjabi



  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
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  1. of or relating to the Punjab, its people, or their language
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