(also the Punjab)
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.
Hindi Panjāb, from Persian panj ‘five’ + āb ‘water’.
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