Definition of Punjab in English:

Punjab

(also the Punjab)

proper noun

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

    1. 1.1 A province of Pakistan; capital, Lahore.
    2. 1.2 A state of India; capital, Chandigarh.

Origin

Hindi Panjāb, from Persian panj ‘five’ + āb ‘water’.

Pronunciation

Punjab

/ˈpəndʒɑb//ˈpənjäb/