from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region of the northwest Indian subcontinent bounded by the Indus and Yamuna rivers. It was a center of the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization and after c. 1500 B.C. the site of early Aryan settlements. Muslims occupied the western part of the region by the 8th century, introducing Islam, and although they later conquered the eastern part, Hinduism remained entrenched there. The Moguls brought the region to cultural eminence until their empire declined in the 18th century. The Punjab was controlled by Sikhs from 1799 to 1849, when it was annexed by Great Britain. It was partitioned between India and Pakistan in 1947.
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- proper n. State in northern India which has Chandigarh as its capital.
- proper n. Province in Pakistan which has Lahore as its capital.
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- n. a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan
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FIGHTING WITH SIKHS BROTHER? bcs hindu want to make us minority in punjab (KHALISTAN) Leaders of Dal Khalsa have been arrested for sponsoring marches in Punjab in support of a free
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CHARLES: Kulvinder Gill left his village in Punjab and became a wheat geneticist.
Mr. GILL: These dwarfing genes came and almost tripled yield, at least in Punjab area.
The Red Cross also warns that stagnant pools of floodwater in Punjab and Sindh form a breeding ground for mosquitoes, increasing the risk of malaria and dengue fever.
Agriculture officials in Punjab province, on Pakistan's eastern border with India, wrote the federal government last week to seek permission to export wheat, citing excess stockpiles.