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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Punjab or the Punjabi language.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Punjab.
  • n. An Indic language spoken in the Punjab.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, descended from the people or culture of the Punjab, or written in the Punjabi language.
  • proper n. The main language spoken in the Punjab region, in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan.
  • n. Resident or descendant of or immigrant from the Punjab
  • n. A speaker of the Punjabi language

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India
  • n. the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India

Etymologies

From Persian پنج (panj) (five) + آب (āb) (water) = The Land of Five Rivers + Persic adjectival form ی (ī). (Wiktionary)

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