|Ethnicity:||Punjabi people, Saraiki people, Hindkowan, Pothwari people, Khetrani people, Pahari people|
Punjabi has three major dialects.
- Majhi- This is the prestige dialect of Punjabi primarily spoken in Majha region of Punjab, i.e. Sri Amritsar, Lahore, Ferozpur etc.
- Malwai-spoken in Malwa: ludhiana bathinda etc.
- Doabi-Spoken in Doaba:Nawanshahr, Jalandhar etc.
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Punjabi is a language derived from Sanskrit and Pali. Many languages such as Saraiki, Hindko, Pahari-Pothwari, Ajri, and Jafri are all related to Punjabi and form the Lahnda group which is known as Western Punjabi. Eastern Punjabi is the only Punjabi dialect and language spoken in India. The ones in Pakistan such as Hindko and Saraiki are often mixed with other languages such as Sindhi or Pashto. The Khetrani language is often debated whether it is a Punjabi-Lahnda language or a Sindhi language. Eastern Punjabi consists of many dialects, but not languages.
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