List of states and union territories of India by Punjabi speakers

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This is a list of states and union territories of India by Punjabi speakers as of census 2001 and the linguistic report.

List[edit]

Rank State or Union territory Speakers in 2001
(% of population)
(2001)[1]
 % of population
(1991)[2]
 % of population
(1981)[3][4][5][6]
 % of population
(1971)[7][8]
 % of population
(1961)[9][10][11]
 India 29,102,477
(2.83%)
2.79% 2.95% 2.57% 2.49%
1 Punjab 22,334,369
(91.69%)
92.2% 84.88% 79.49% 65.6%
2 Haryana 2,234,626
(10.57%)
7.10% 5.70% 8.34%
3 Rajasthan 1,141,200
(2.01%)
4 Delhi 988,980
(7.14%)
7.90% 13.00% 13.04% 13.30%
5 Uttar Pradesh 523,094
(0.31%)
0.50%[a] 0.4% 0.57%
6 Himachal Pradesh 364,175
(5.99%)
6.28% 5.70% 4.75%
7 Maharashtra 269,309
8 Chandigarh 251,224
(27.89%)
34.70% 40.20% 40.67%
9 Uttarakhand 247,084
(2.91%)
10 Jammu and Kashmir 190,675
(1.88%)
2.72% 3.10%
11 Madhya Pradesh 148,999
12 Jharkhand 86,596
13 West Bengal 67,952
14 Chhattisgarh 67,293
15 Gujarat 55,810
16 Assam 30,763
17 Andhra Pradesh[12] 23,838
18 Odisha 21,574
19 Karnataka 15,572
20 Bihar 13,600
21 Tamil Nadu 5,696
22 Meghalaya 4,753
23 Arunachal Pradesh 2,980
24 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1,825
25 Goa 1,815
26 Kerala 1,668
27 Tripura 1,637
28 Manipur 1,438
29 Sikkim 1,364
30 Nagaland 1,362
31 Mizoram 479
32 Daman and Diu 304
33 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 283
34 Puducherry 131
35 Lakshadweep 9

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Figures before 2001 include Uttarakhand

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