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Punjabis living all over the world have a very emotional bond with their language and when Trendyz launched their Personalised Jewellery pieces in Punjabi Gurmukhi language, it became an instant success worldwide. Their personalised Punjabi necklaces and bracelets are very popular especially with the British Asians of Punjabi origin. So we decided to delve a bit deep into the origins and history of this beautiful language.
History of Punjabi Language
Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken mainly in India & Pakistan. Punjabi is also widely spoken in several other countries where Punjabis have emigrated in large numbers such as Kenya, Singapore, UK, Canada, the UAE, the USA, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Punjabi comes from the word PUNJAB which means land of the five rivers referring to the five major eastern rivers that flow through Punjab: the Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. Punjabi is the official language of the Indian State of Punjab and is the prefered language of most Sikhs and Punjabi Hindus. Punjabi is the most widely spoken language in Pakistan, spoken by more than 40% of inhabitants mainly in the eastern Punjab province.
Is the Punjabi Language similar to Hindi?
Hindi and Punjabi are closely related languages. Both languages originated from Sanskrit. The script of Hindi language is Devanagari, and that of Punjabi Language is Gurmukhi. Not only the languages are descendant of the same stock, but their scripts are too. Gurmukhi is used in Punjab, India as the official script of the Punjabi language.
What is Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi Punjabi?
Both Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi are scripts used to write the Punjabi language. Shahmukhi is the style used in Pakistani while Gurmukhi is used to write Punjabi in India and wherever the Sikhs and Indian Punjabis live.
The modern Gurmukhi script was specifically designed by Guru Angad Dev, the second Sikh Guru as per Guru Nanak Dev’s direction. Gurmukhi translates into “from the Gurus mouth”. The primary Sikh scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurmukhi script and so are almost all Sikh scriptures and Janamsakhis.
Shahmukhi (شاہ مکھی ; meaning "from the King's mouth") is a Perso-Arabic alphabet used by Muslims in Punjab to write the Punjabi language. It is generally written in the Nastalīq calligraphic hand, which is also used for Urdu. Shahmukhi was adopted by Sufi poets of Punjab as early as the 11th century.
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