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Punjabis
Total population

c.124 million[1][2]

Regions with significant populations
 Pakistan        91,454,609[3][4]
 India          33,124,726[5]
Languages
Majority: Punjabi and its dialects
Minority: Urdu (in Pakistan) and Hindi (in India)
Religions
Pakistan: West PunjabStar and Crescent.svg Islam (97%), Christian cross.svg Christianity (2.31), with less Sikh and Hindu populations
India: East PunjabKhanda.svg Sikhism (57.7%), Om.svg Hinduism (38.5%), Star and Crescent.svg Islam (1.9%), Christian cross.svg Christianity (1.26)[6][7]

The Punjabi people (Punjabi: پنجابی, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ also Panjabi people) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group from South Asia (Pakistan and India). They come from the Punjab region, which has been home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world including one of the world's first and oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization. The Punjabi identity is usually cultural and linguistic, with Punjabis being those whose first language is Punjabi, an Indo-European dialect.

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