Punjabi
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pañjābī, from pañjābī of Punjab, from Persian panjābī, from Panjāb Punjab Date: 1846 1. an Indo-Aryan language of the Punjab 2. a native or inhabitant of the Punjab region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent • Punjabi adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Punjabi — may refer to: *The Punjabi language of Pakistan and India **Punjabi grammar **List of Punjabi language poets **List of Punjabi authors *The Punjabi people of India and Pakistan *Anything from the Punjab region *Anything from the Punjab, Pakistan… …   Wikipedia

  • Punjabi — [pun jä′bē] n. 1. a person born or living in the Punjab 2. the Indo Aryan language spoken in the Punjab …   English World dictionary

  • Punjabi — [[t]pʌnʤɑ͟ːbi[/t]] Punjabis 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Punjabi means belonging or relating to the Punjab region of India or Pakistan, its people, or its language. He comes from a middle class Punjabi family. ...Punjabi cuisine. 2) N COUNT A Punjabi is a… …   English dictionary

  • Punjabi — I UK [pʌnˈdʒɑːbɪ] / US [pʌnˈdʒɑbɪ] noun Word forms Punjabi : singular Punjabi plural Punjabis 1) [countable] someone who comes from the Punjab region of India or Pakistan, or whose family originally comes from that area 2) [uncountable] the… …   English dictionary

  • Punjabi — Pun|ja|bi1 [ pʌn dʒabi ] noun count someone who comes from the Punjab region of India or Pakistan a. uncount the language that most people speak in Punjab Punjabi Pun|ja|bi 2 [ pʌn dʒabi ] adjective someone who is Punjabi is from Punjab a.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Punjabi — [pʌnˈdʒɑːbi] noun [U] I the language most people speak in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan II adj Punjabi [pʌnˈdʒɑːbi] 1) someone who is Punjabi is from Punjab 2) relating to Punjab, or its language or culture …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Punjabi — Pun•ja•bi or Panjabi [[t]pʌnˈdʒɑ bi[/t]] n. pl. bis, adj. 1) a native or inhabitant of the Punjab 2) peo an Indo Aryan language of the Punjab 3) peo of or pertaining to the Punjab, its inhabitants, or the language Punjabi • Etymology: <… …   From formal English to slang

  • Punjabi — /pʊnˈdʒabi/ (say poon jahbee), /pʌn / (say pun ) noun 1. a native or inhabitant of the Punjab. 2. an Indo European language or group of related dialects spoken in the Punjab region, including Western Punjabi (Jammu and Kashmir) and Eastern… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Punjabi — Panjabi (پنجابی,ਪੰਜਾਬੀ) Gesprochen in Pakistan, Indien Sprecher 129 Millionen Linguistische Klassifikation Indogermanische Sprachen Indoiranische Sprachen Indoarische Sprachen Panjabi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Punjabi — /pun jah bee/, n., pl. Punjabis for 1. 1. a native or inhabitant of the Punjab. 2. an Indic language of the Punjab. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the Punjab, its people, or their language. Also, Panjabi. [ < Punjabi Pañjabi < Pers panjab PUNJAB + i …   Universalium

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