Category:Punjabi people (ethnic group)

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The Punjabi people (Punjabi:ਪੰਜਾਬੀ , also Panjabi people) are an en:Indo-Aryan ethnic group originating from the Punjab region, which has been host 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 primarily cultural and linguistic. Punjabis are mostly and primarily found in the Punjab region, of India and Pakistan, which forms the present Indian state of Punjab and Pakistan province of Punjab because the Punjab region was divided at independence from Britain. In Pakistan, Punjabis comprise the largest ethnic group and reside predominantly in the provinces of Punjab and Azad Kashmir. In India, Punjabis represent about 3% of the population; the majority of Punjabi-speaking people can be found across the greater Punjab region which comprises the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Large communities are also found in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir and in the Indian states of Rajasthan, Uttaranchal (Uttarakhand) and Uttar Pradesh.

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