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Gurmukhi

Syllabification: Gur·mu·khi
Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͝orməˌkē
 
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Definition of Gurmukhi in English:

noun

1The script used by Sikhs for writing Punjabi.
Example sentences
  • The letter E in the Sikh script, Gurmukhi, is pronounced Ong and signifies the first intimations of the Divinity to the human mind.
  • ‘In parts of East Punjab, the script used by traders, which later came to be known as Gurmukhi, held sway,’ Dr Bhutta explained.
  • Curiously, Gurmukhi is the original script of the Punjabi language which is spoken by nearly 7 crore people of Western Punjab, the most dominant province of Pakistan.
1.1The Punjabi language as written in Gurmukhi.
Example sentences
  • English is my main language of preference although I can speak Punjabi and read Gurmukhi.
  • For the first time, Sikh community calligraphers joined Japanese calligraphers in writing messages of Peace and Friendship in Gurmukhi on beautiful Japanese lanterns.
  • The languages on offer include Malyalam, Gujarati, Hindi, Gurmukhi, Tamil and Bengali.

Origin

Punjabi, from Sanskrit guru (see guru) + mukha 'mouth'.

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