Punjabi book in translation

By Tom Castor | May 25, 2018 |

Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by over 100 million native speakers worldwide. That ranks it as the 10th most widely spoken language in the world. It is the native language of the Punjabi people, who associate with the historical Punjab region of India and Pakistan.

Punjabi is the most common native language in Pakistan, the 11th most widely spoken in India, and the third most-spoken native language in the Indian Subcontinent. Punjabi is also the fifth most-spoken native language (after English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese) in Canada. The language also has a significant presence in the United Arab Emirates, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Netherlands.

The Punjab is one of the relatively few regions in the world with a situation of digraphia; Punjabi is written in both the Shahmukhi and the Gurmukhi scripts; the former mainly by Muslims, the latter primarily by Sikhs and Hindus.

Punjabi is one of the nine languages that Clear and Simple Media is working to translate this summer. The book, Simple Truths should be available in Punjabi in the next few months. To pray for India, Pakistan, and the Punjabi people, visit Operation World for help.

Tom Castor

Tom Castor

Thomas Castor, founder of Clear and Simple Media Group, is a seasoned writer and communicator who has been delivering content with clarity and simplicity for 30 years.