What does punjabi mean?

Definitions for punjabi
pʌnˈdʒɑ bipun·jabi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Punjabi, Panjabinoun

    a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India

  2. Punjabi, Panjabinoun

    the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India


  1. Punjabinoun

    Resident or descendant of or immigrant from the Punjab

    most Punjabis adhere to the muslim faith, but that name is sometimes applied sikhs

  2. Punjabinoun

    A speaker of the Punjabi language

  3. Punjabiadjective

    Of, pertaining to, descended from the people or culture of the Punjab, or written in the Punjabi language.

  4. Punjabinoun

    The main language spoken in the Punjab region, in Northern India and Eastern Pakistan.

  5. Etymology: From (panj) (five) + (āb) (water) = The Land of Five Rivers + Persic adjectival form (ī).


  1. punjabi

    Punjabi is a term that primarily refers to anything that is connected with the Punjab region in South Asia, especially India and Pakistan, and its culture, traditions, or people. It is most commonly used to indicate: 1. An ethnic group: Punjabis are people who trace their ancestry to the Punjab region. They are known for their unique culture, history, and language. 2. A language: Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language, primarily spoken by ethnic Punjabis in Punjab and in other parts of the world where Punjabi diaspora has migrated. 3. A cuisine: Punjabi cuisine is a type of food that originates from Punjab and is known for its rich, buttery flavors and extensive vegetarian and meat dishes. 4. A style of music or dance: Punjabi music is a genre of music that combines traditional Punjabi musical elements with contemporary ones. It includes genres like Bhangra, Punjabi pop, Folk, etc. Punjabi dance styles, like Bhangra and Giddha, are also very popular. These definitions can extend to things like clothing (Punjabi dress), faith (Punjabi Sikhs), etc. depending on the context.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Punjabi is ranked #52851 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Punjabi surname appeared 392 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Punjabi.

    89% or 349 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.8% or 23 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punjabi in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punjabi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of punjabi in a Sentence

  1. Virat Kohli:

    Good Punjabi music before a match pumps me up. It gives me a kick.

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