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Title: Punjabiyat  
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Language: English
Subject: Punjabi language, Punjab, India, Punjabi culture, Punjabi literature, Gurmukhī alphabet
Collection: Language Conflict in Pakistan, Punjab, India, Punjab, Pakistan, Punjabi Culture, Punjabi Language
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Punjabiyat (meaning Punjabi-ness)[1] is the name of the language revitalization movement of the Punjabi language. In Pakistan, the goal of the movement is to stop the state-sponsored suppression of Punjabi in favor of Urdu, while in India the goal is to bring together the Sikh and Hindu communities. Supporters in the Punjabi diaspora focus on the promotion of a shared cultural heritage.[2]


  1. ^ Ayres, Alyssa (August 2008). "Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case of Punjab". The Journal of Asian Studies (The Association for Asian Studies, Inc.) 67 (3): 917–946.  
  2. ^ Singh, Pritam. "The idea of Punjabiyat". Academy of the Punjab in North America. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 

Further reading

  • Jolly, Schona (March 1, 2011). "Bringing Punjabiyat Back". The Caravan. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
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