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Punjab Syllabification: Pun·jab
Pronunciation: /ˈpənjäb/
(also the Punjab)

Definition of Punjab in English:

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

Origin

From Hindi panj 'five' + āb 'waters'.

Words that rhyme with Punjab

barb, carb, garb, hijab, nawab, sahib

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