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or Panjabi

[puhn-jah-bee] /pʌnˈdʒɑ bi/
noun, plural Punjabis for 1.
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 + suffix of appurtenance Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A number of tall, bearded Mohammedans, men of the detachment of the Punjabi Regiment we were replacing, were at the station.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • On the 22nd the attack was delivered by a battalion of Highlanders and a Punjabi battalion.

  • Arrived at Ajmir, the Englishman fell among tents pitched under the shadow of a huge banian tree, and in them was a Punjabi.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • This was the reply of a Punjabi woman, who spoke for her friends and neighbours.

  • It was well to have a fair excuse to tender a sahib who put Punjabi wrestlers on their backs.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for Punjabi


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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