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Panjabi is the language of the people of Panjab, a region that was divided into two parts and apportioned one each to India (East Panjab) and Pakistan (West Panjab) at the time of partition in 1947. The Panjabi-speaking population is, however, not confined to the political boundaries of the two Panjabs. As a matter of fact, Panjabi is a major world language, spoken by 80 million people in South Asia and other British Commonwealth countries. Furthermore, Panjabis were the first people from India to enter North America in the beginning of the 20th century as immigrants. Furthermore, Panjabi has been in use as a literary language since the 11th century. It is the language of the sacred scriptures of the Sikhs, the official language of ...

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