Punjabi

Punjabi

PANYABÍ

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Punjabi is one of the languages belonging to the largest language family, Indo-European. In particular, it belongs to the subgroup of Indo-Iranian languages. Within this, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan or Indica family. It is a derivative of the Prakrit dialects, such as Hindi, although it is more archaic and irregular. It has close links to the Sikh religion, as the Gurmukhi alphabet (“from the mouths of the gurus“) is often present in writing.

However, it is precisely in the writing, where the particularities of the language may create difficulty in its understanding and translation. Within this language we can find the Gurmukhi alphabet. Also the Shahmukhi alphabet, a form of the Arabic alphabet. The first is for writing the language within the Sikh religious communities and speakers in the Indian region. The latter is more common because it is the alphabet that the Sikh and Muslim population use. 

PUNJABI AND TRANSLATION

This is one of the fundamental reasons why the work of the translator is so important. It requires a professional with sufficient knowledge of the language to be able to understand the differences in its writing. They must also know which alphabet to use depending on the translation.  The Gurumukhi alphabet is usually only for strictly religious purposes, so using it elsewhere would be a mistake.

It is also one of the most common languages in India, a popular tourist destinations in Asia. Translation and interpretation from and into Punjabi plays a very important role in the tourism sector as a means of opening the doors to this cultural paradise and giving us the opportunity to get to know and immerse ourselves in these remote cultures.

WHERE IS PUNJABI SPOKEN?

It is mainly present in the Punjab region, a geopolitical region in the Indian subcontinent, which encompasses both East Pakistan and North India. Although it is only an official language in this area, Punjabi is a language that is present in all modern Indian societies.

 

PUNJABI IN THE WORLD

Although the majority of speakers of this language are concentrated in this region, Punjabi is a language spoken all over the world. There are numerous communities of Sikh groups, the aforementioned religious group with which this language has a close connection, spread throughout countries such as: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

The total number of Punjabi speakers worldwide is around 100 million. However, of this group, 25 million are speakers of a dialect known as Lahnda or Western Punjabi. These two languages share enough linguistic similarities for Lahnda speakers to be considered native Punjabi speakers.

 

DIALECTS

We should also note that in addition to the aforementioned Western Punjabi, the language has two other dialects. One is Central Punjabi or Majhi, which provides the basis for the literary language, and the other is Dogri, whose core speakers live mostly in northern Punjab.

 

How can LinguaTrans help you?

At Linguatrans we are experts in this language, which is present in all the services we provide, such as:

• Punjabi translation (English to Punjabi/Punjabi to English)

• Punjabi transcription

• Punjabi subtitling

• Punjabi proofreading

We have excellent native professionals for each translation service and speciality. Count on a highly reputed company in the market of language services  by contacting us. You can also consult our rates and request a free, no-obligation quote. We are standing by to take you far… including in Punjabi!