This is the most widely spoken language in Pakistan, spoken by more than 40% of inhabitants mainly in the eastern Punjab province. Pakistani Punjabi has influences from Persian, Arabic and Urdu. There is some mutual understanding with Indian Pakistani although interestingly they both use different scripts. This helps you learn Standard Punjabi which is the Majhi dialect spoken in Lahore.Learn Pakistani Punjabi with uTalk
Punjabi uses different tones (high, mid and low) as well as stresses, both of which can differentiate between otherwise identical words.
Punjab translates to ‘five waters’, the Bea, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej.
A famous Punjabi poet from the 12th and 13th century was called Baba Farid Ganjshakar meaning 'treasure of sugar' because of his sweet use of the language.
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