As well as being spoken in Punjab, the language is one of the second official languages of Delhi and Haryana. It is also spoken in neighbouring areas such as Kashmir (known as Dogri) and Himachal Pradesh. Punjabi is the predominantly spoken language in the Punjab province of Pakistan (and the most widely spoken language in Pakistan according to the CIA factbook), although it has no official status there, and both Urdu and English are preferred languages of the elite.
Punjabi is also spoken as a minority language in several other countries where Punjabis have emigrated in large numbers such as the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom (where it is the second most commonly used language) and Canada (where it is the fifth most commonly used language). In recent times Punjabi has grown fast and has now become the fourth most spoken language in Canada.
Punjabi is the preferred language of most Sikhs, (most of their religious literature being written in it) and Punjabi Hindus. It is the usual language of Bhangra music, which has recently gained wide popularity both in South Asia and abroad.
There are many dialects of Punjabi and they all form part of a dialect continuum, merging with Sindhi and related languages in Pakistan, and Hindustani in India. The main dialects of Punjabi are Majhi, Doabi, Malwai and Powadhi in India, and Pothohari, Lahndi and Multani in Pakistan. Majhi is the standard written form of Punjabi.
Punjabi Translation Services
Corporate Translations provide professional Punjabi language translation services to the companies in the UK and India that require their business documentation translated into or from English. Based close to both London and Cambridge, we are well located to serve the international business community. Our translating services include English to Punjabi and Punjabi to English. We take pride in using carefully selected translators for your project that are highly qualified, have experience in your area of business expertise and are professional. We translate into Punjabi using qualified mother-tongue native speakers, and into English using English native speakers who have a high qualification in the Punjabi language. Accuracy and the correct business terminology is key. We translate all types of business documentation and marketing collateral including business, legal, engineering, financial, technical, medical, stationery and website translations.
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Punjabi Typesetting Services
We can additionally provide our typesetting services and are able to typeset your brochures, business cards, stationery, packaging labels and more. We have a database of hundreds of fonts and follow and English design layout if you have one – as much as the script allows!