Majhi dialect

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Not to be confused with Majhi language.
Standard Punjabi
ਮਾਝੀ, ماجھی
Native to Pakistan, India
Region Majha of the central Punjab region
Native speakers
(no data)
Shahmukhi script
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog majh1252[1]
Dialects of Punjabi

Majhi (Punjabi: ਮਾਝੀ, ماجھی) dialect is referred to as the standard dialect of Punjabi language[2] originating from the Majha region of the Punjab. It is also used to refer to the people who speak this dialect and live mostly in central districts of Pakistani Punjab and in India around Amritsar and Gurdaspur regions, known as Majhis. The 2 most important cities in this area are Lahore and Amritsar.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Majhi (Panjabi)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Punjabi University, Patiala.