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pʌnˈdʒɑb, ˈpʌn dʒɑbPun·jab

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Punjabnoun

    a historical region on northwestern India and northern Pakistan


  1. Punjabnoun

    State in northern India which has Chandigarh as its capital.

  2. Punjabnoun

    Province in Pakistan which has Lahore as its capital.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Punjab

    "five rivers," a province in the extreme NW. of India, watered by the Indus and its four tributaries, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravee, and Sutlej; its frontiers touch Afghanistan and Cashmir. Mountain ranges traverse the N., W., and S; little rain falls; the plains are dry and hot in summer. There is little timber, cow-dung is common fuel; the soil is barren, but under irrigation there are fertile stretches; wheat, indigo, sugar, cotton, tobacco, opium, and tea are largely grown; cotton, silk, lace, iron, and leather are manufactured; indigo, grain, cotton, and manufactured products are exported in exchange for raw material, dyes, horses, and timber. The population is mixed, Sikhs, Jats, and Rajputs predominate; more than a half are Mohammedan, and more than a third Hindu. Lahore is the capital, but Delhi and Amritsar are larger towns. Several railways run through the province. The natives remained loyal throughout the Mutiny of 1857-58, Sikhs and Pathans joining the British troops before Delhi.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. punjab

    An extensive river of Hindostan, situated chiefly in the province of Lahore, but including Moultan, and comprising the country traversed by the “five great waters,” or rivers, of which the Indus is the most westerly, and the Sutlej the most easterly. This region was traversed by Alexander the Great in 327 B.C.; and again by Tamerlane in 1398. The wars with the Sikhs began here on March 29, 1849, when the Punjab was annexed to the British possessions in India.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Punjab

    Expresses the Persian for “five rivers.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Punjab in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Punjab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Punjab in a Sentence

  1. Shaukat Javed:

    Punjab government has not issued any kind of instructions to police for a crackdown against PML-N activists.

  2. Maulana Fazl:

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heard our reservations against the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016. He promised to amend the law so that it doesn’t contravene the teachings of the holy Koran.

  3. Alessio Fasano:

    Now you know, whenever you look for it, you find it, provided there are genes and environmental triggers, we have a major problem of celiac disease in India for example now, particularly in the northern region of the Punjab.

  4. Imran Khan:

    Punjab Government has also beefed up the security around the judge's residence.

  5. Jaffar Khan Mandokhel:

    The change is meant to give maximum benefit to Punjab, which is already considered the privileged province.

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