Punjabi Language Movement

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The Punjabi Language Movement (PLM) is a linguistic movement in Punjab, Pakistan aimed at reviving the Punjabi language, art, culture and literature in Pakistan.[1][2][3][4][5] The Punjabi people constitute the largest ethnic group in Pakistan though Urdu is the national language[6] and unlike Indian Punjab (where reading/writing Punjabi language is compulsory at every level from 2008[7] alongside a special Punjabi University at Patiala), Punjabi itself does not have an official status. The PLM's ideologies are based on Punjabi nationalism.

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  1. ^ Report, Staff (21 February 2011). "'Punjab wants its mother tongue back'". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  2. ^ Brown, Michael Edward. Fighting Words: Language Policy and Ethnic Relations in Asia.
  3. ^ Kamal, Neel (14 September 2015). "A march for Punjabi revival in Pak's Punjab". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ Soofi, Mushtaq (27 February 2015). "Punjab Notes: Mother language, people and politicians". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ Punjabi Language Movement
  6. ^ Service, Tribune News (19 February 2016). "Thousands to march for Punjabi in Lahore". http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/thousands-to-march-for-punjabi-in-lahore/198233.html. Retrieved 20 April 2016. External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "Punjab Cabinet Okays to amend Punjabi official language Act". Zee News (in Latin). 3 September 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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