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  Punjabi language
Punjabi (sometimes spelled Panjabi) is the native language of the Punjab and the most common first-language in Pakistan, spoken as a first language by 30 to 40 million people.
Punjabi is also spoken as a minority first language in several other countries, including India (where it is one of the official languages) and Afghanistan.
Punjabi is derived from Sanskrit and is therefore Indo-European.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pu/Punjabi.html   (374 words)

Mirpur Punjabi is spoken by 20,000 to 30,000 in Kashmir.
As a result, a 'Diaspora Punjabi' is emerging that is increasingly deviating from the norms of Punjabi spoken on the Indian subcontinent.
Punjabi is the religious language of the Sikhs.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/punjabi.html   (424 words)

 Punjabi language
Punjabi (sometimes spelled Panjabi) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
Punjabi is the official language of the Indian state of Punjab, and is also spoken in neighbouring areas such as Haryana and Delhi.
Punjabi is also spoken as a minority language in several other countries, including Afghanistan, as well as many nations where Punjabis have emigrated in large numbers, such as Britain, the United States and especially Canada where its the 6th largest language with 271 220 people using it on a daily basis.
www.sikhiwiki.org /index.php?title=Punjabi_language   (528 words)

 Punjabi Network
Punjabi is one of the 14 regional languages recognized in the Indian constitution.
There was a movement for the promotion of the Punjabi language in the 1980s and '90s, and some Punjabi literature is being published using the Urdu script; among the works published are Punjabi classics that have hitherto been available in Gurmukhi script or preserved in oral tradition.
He wrote at a time when Sikh religion and politics and the Punjabi language were under such strong attack by the English that the Sikhs had begun to doubt the value of their way of life.
www.punjabi.net /punjab/literature.htm   (2485 words)

 THE LANGUAGE DIVIDE IN PUNJAB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Interestingly, Punjabi did not receive a proper role or status even under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.[58] Though he was able to establish the myth of Punjabi secular rule, he never thought of granting official status to the Punjabi language, the spoken language of the people of Punjab.
The denial of Punjabi in administrative and educational domains at different points in the history of Punjab was lamented in the early thirties by the non-Sikh poet,[60] Feroze Din Sharaf.
As a consequence millions of Punjabis have remained outside the Punjabi mainstream in cultural estrangement.[64] The Punjabi identity is gradually veering to a posture of growing isolation from the national mainstream.
www.mahapunjab.org /guest/atamjitsingh.html   (5709 words)

 Differences between Pakistan and India
Punjabi, Seraiki, Sindhi, Pashto, Urdu, Balochi, Kashmiri, etc. are the languages spoken in Pakistan.
Even in the case of Punjabi, while it is the mother-tongue of a majority in Pakistan, it represents the mother-tongue of only 2% Indians.
Himalayas as its northern boundary, Sutlej river and Thar desert as its western border, the jungles of northeast as its eastern border, and Indian Ocean in the south.
www.geocities.com /pak_history/differences.html   (1186 words)

 Resources on the Punjabi
Punjabi is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
Punjabi is the official language of the Indian state of Punjab, and is also spoken in neighbouring areas such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
Punjabi is also spoken as a minority language in several other countries where Punjabis have emigrated in large numbers, such as Britain, the United States and especially Canada, where it is the fifth most commonly used language.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/asian/Punjabi.html   (881 words)

 Historic 2nd World Punjabi Conference Held in Prince George, B.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
It was pointed out that in the discussion that the Punjabi people are part of one Punjabi nation irrespective of their religion, caste, creed, citizenship or place of residence.
He also said that at the moment Punjabi Darshan was in a sorry state of affairs and that it was not taught at any university in Punjab as a subject.
He called upon Punjabis everywhere to join hands to face this challenge of pollution, and also hinted at the problem of a larger sense of pollution in cultural, social and ethical spheres.
www.mahapunjab.org /articles/2003/03tml.html   (2522 words)

 SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. Who is a Punjabi?
Punjabi is someone whose mother tongue is Punjabi, who speaks it with a sense of pride and teaches it to her or his children.
In Punjab of Pakistan, Punjabi is not taught in schools, and it is not the official language of the state.
Punjabi Hindus are not Punjabis because what they have done to Punjabi is unprecedented in the history of mankind.
www.sikhspectrum.com /082004/punjabi_who_is.htm   (2149 words)

 Edge Translation
Western Punjabi is spoken by between 30,000,000 and 45,000,000 people in Pakistan.
Punjabi is the language of the Punjabi people and the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
Punjabi is an atonal language which is unique for an indo-European language.
www.edgetranslation.net /punjabi1.htm   (272 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Ludhiana Stories
Punjabi songs rendered by Ashok Masti, Surinder Shinda and other noted Punjabi singers drove the audience into frenzy at Monsoon Hangama organised by Punjabi ETC Channel at Magnet Resorts, last night.
Some Punjabi singers before going on to national scene were performing live almost for 20 to 25 times a month in Punjab but now their performances are limited to two or three.
Western music was their guest for a short while and soon it would fade away.
www.tribuneindia.com /2001/20010805/ldh2.htm   (736 words)

 LLU plastic surgery - A. Punjabi bio
Anil Punjabi, MD, DDS, is assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Loma Linda University Medical Center and affiliated hospitals.
Punjabi is board certified in both plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Punjabi's greatest happiness outside of medicine is his family: wife, Bindoo Punjabi, DDS, daughter, Ayesha, and son, Nihal.
www.llu.edu /llu/medicine/plastics/attending_staff/punjabi_bio.htm   (220 words)

According to research conducted by Grierson, Punjabi is a distinct language with both a standard literary form and a number of dialectical and subdialectal varieties.
[16] The pro-Punjabi reply to this was that the mother-tongue of the whole population of the Punjabi region was Punjabi.
The only thing needed to settle this argument was to decide whether the so-called Punjabi region is inhabited by people of different religions speaking the same mother tongue or people of different religions and different mother tongues.
www.punjabilok.com /misc/education/language_divide1.htm   (1317 words)

 Webdrome - Punjabi
Punjabi is spoken mainly in India and Pakistan and ranks 21st in the world in terms of number of people speaking it, about 80 million in all.
It is generally classified by language experts into Punjabi (eastern) and Punjabi (western).
Punjabi as spoken in a large portion of Pakistan and which sounds almost similar to listen to is based on Urdu script.
webdrome.com /Top/World/Punjabi   (111 words)

 SikhSpectrum.com Monthly. linguistic development in Punjabi
In the case of Punjabi the state did nothing of the kind.
Hence, if Punjabi is deficient in modern terms (technical, administrative, philosophical, legal etc), it is not an inherent limitation but merely lack of language planning.
Once again, the fault is that of the state and not of Punjabi, says an article published on the Academy of the Punjab in North America (APNA) website.
www.sikhspectrum.com /112003/rup_punjabi.htm   (606 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Another outcome is that the Qissa stream of the medieval Punjabi tradition, nurtured by the Muslim Punjabi poets in Persian script, was also ignored by the Sikh revivalist writers, and therefore could not contribute fully to the development of a modern Punjabi idiom due to its association with Muslim life and culture.
[49] Thus the beginnings of modern Punjabi literature witnessed the crumbling of the plural and multicultural constitution of the Punjabi literary tradition and the advancing of a singular, monolithic voice of a minority of Sikhs.
[64] The Punjabi identity is gradually veering to a posture of growing isolation from the national mainstream.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/sagar/sagar4.1.html   (16195 words)

 Pushp & Warikoo: Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh - Linguistic Predicament
It is also in stark contrast to the experience in Punjab, where Hindus though speaking Punjabi at home earlier claimed Hindi as their mother tongue during the census operations.
The number of Punjabi speakers in 1961, 1971 and 1981 Census Reports, actually reflects the number of Sikhs who have maintained their language and culture, and who are concentrated mainly in Srinagar, Budgam, Tral, Baramulla (all in Kashmir Province), Udhampur and Jammu.
Given the importance of the subject, it is incumbent upon the linguists and anthropologists in India to unravel the mysteries of evolution and affinities of various mother tongues of Jammu and Kashmir State, in the broader context of race movement and civilisational evolution in north and north western India.
koshur.org /Linguistic/11.html   (6424 words)

 Rescribe: Punjabi Translation Notes
Punjabi is the main language spoken in the Punjab region of India (Lahore and Amritsar) that is in dispute between Pakistan and India.
It is one of India's national languages and is widely spoken in Pakistan.
Amongst the main ones are Western Punjabi (dominant in Pakistan) and Eastern Punjabi (dominant in India).
www.rescribe.com /punjabi_translation.html   (85 words)

 Ethnologue: India
Distinct from Western Balochi of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan; and Southern Balochi of Pakistan, Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates.
Languages and dialects in the Western Hindi group are Hindustani, Bangaru, Braj Bhasha, Kanauji, Bundeli; see separate entries.
Grierson said it was also close to western Hindi, and had some similarity to Garhwali to the east.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/Inda.html   (7453 words)

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 Punjabi Translation Service - English to Punjabi Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Western Panjabi is distinct from Eastern Panjabi, although there is a chain of dialects to Western Hindi (Urdu).
You probably don't speak Punjabi yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our Punjabi translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/punjabi_translation.shtml   (533 words)

 DAWN - Features; April 25, 2003
The tragedy of Punjabi and its dialects is that it was an unwritten language but the fact is that it is the only language of the Punjab which is understood in all parts of the province.
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi is sorry in the foreword for the senior generation of writers from the Punjab in that they did not pay due attention to Punjabi literature and hardly tired to exploit their literary talents for the promotion of their mother tongue.
All Punjabi poetry is in standard Punjabi and that is western or Lehnda Punjabi, the linguistic belt he himself belongs to and shares with Tabish Kamal’s dialect.
www.dawn.com /2003/04/25/fea.htm   (4058 words)

 McGraw-Hill/Dushkin: PowerWeb Article
Given this predilection for agriculture, Punjabis like to emphasize that they are earthy people, having values they see as consonant with rural life.
Punjabis are proud that theirs is a multiethnic society in which diverse groups have been largely unified by a common language and by common customs and traditions.
Even so, I knew that by Punjabi standards I could never be truly accepted into village life because I was not a member of either the Nunari or Bhatti tribe.
www.dushkin.com /olc/genarticle.mhtml?article=154   (3929 words)

 Punjabi - Language Directory
Punjabi Language Tutor - Alphabet, sample words (with sound files), and verbal tenses.
Punjabi is also spoken as a minority language in several other countries, including Afghanistan, as well as many nations where Punjabis have emigrated in large numbers, such as Britain, Canada, and the United States.
Modern Punjabi is a has borrowed extensively from other languages, including
language-directory.50webs.com /languages/punjabi.htm   (360 words)

 Punjabi language resources
Punjabi is spoken on a daily basis in: India, Pakistan
Punjabi language, the language spoken in the Punjab region.
Also, as an adjective, the word Punjabi qualifies anything or anyone that is related to either Punjab or the Punjabi language, such as the speakers of Punjabi, inhabitants of the Punjab or the Punjabi...
mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Punjabi.html   (1445 words)

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