Panjabi (Punjabi) language is the official state language of Panjab (India). Official regional language in Panjab Province, Pakistan. In Pakistan over 50 million speakers, in India about 20 million; also an immigrant language in Great Britain and other countries.
Panjabi is closely related to Hindi and Urdu (differences in the sound-system, grammar and vocabulary). Panjabi has been particularly cultivated by the Sikhs; it is their religious language, always written with the Gurmukhi alphabet.
CLASSIFICATION = Indo-European family, Indic group, SCRIPT = Gurmukhi script (related to the Devanagari script of Hindi) is used for writing in Panjabi in India; Arabic script in Pakistan