Definition of Punjab in English:

Punjab

(also the Punjab)

proper noun

  • 1A region of NW India and Pakistan, a wide, fertile plain traversed by the Indus and the five tributaries which gave the region its name.

    1. 1.1 A province of Pakistan; capital, Lahore.
    2. 1.2 A state of India; capital, Chandigarh. Until 1966 the Punjab also encompassed what is now the state of Haryana.

Origin

Hindi Panjāb, from Persian panj five + āb water.

Pronunciation:

Punjab

/pʌnˈdʒɑːb/