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Punjab or Panjab is derived from the Persian[1] panj-āb,in which it means "[land of] five rivers".[2]


Punjab in its various forms may refer to:

Geographical regions
  • Punjab region, an area of South Asia spanning from central Pakistan to north-western India

In former countries, states and provinces:

In other:

  • Punjab lasso, a weapon made of cat gut used to strangle people, mentioned in Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera
  • Punjab, a character in the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, and the musical Annie

See also:

Notes

  1. ^ Singh, Pritam (2008). Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab Economy. London; New York: Routledge. pp. 3. ISBN 0415456665. http://books.google.com/books?id=mQLDcjhNoJwC.  
  2. ^ Panj, "five"; āb, "water", cognate with Latin aqua, see OED, "Punjab"; Online Etymological Dictionary, "aqua-", referring to five tributaries of the Indus River: the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Sutlej, and the Beas. The original English pronunciation, reflecting the indigenous pronunciation, is [pʌnˈdʒɑːb] or [ˈpʌndʒɑːb] (see OED article "punjabi", for example); but there is also a common spelling pronunciation [pʊnˈdʒɑːb] or [ˈpʊndʒɑːb].

Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

There's more than one place called Punjab:

India

Pakistan

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Study guide

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punjab is a state of india ,and has a great historical activities in las 1000 years. actually the name punjab is combined from two words PUNJ + AAB ,punj is word of punjabi language which represent numeric five and aab means the rivers. the punjab is a land of five rivers. Media:www.educationinfoindia.com/punjab.gif


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Wiktionary

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Etymology

Punjab is named after five tributaries of the Indus River

From Persian پنجاب (Land of the Five Rivers), from پنج (panj), five) and آب (āb), water), referring to five rivers of the Punjab region: the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Sutlej and the Beas.

Proper noun

Singular
Punjab

Plural
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Punjab

  1. State in northern India which has Chandigarh as its capital.
  2. Province in Pakistan which has Lahore as its capital.

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Genealogy

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Punjab or "Panjab" (occasionally "Punjaub") was one of the most northerly provinces of India. In the partition in 1948 it was divided between India and the newly-formed Pakistan. See Category:Punjab (India) and Category:Punjab (Pakistan).

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