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Punjab is named after five tributaries of the Indus River
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From Punjabi پنجاب(Panjāb), from Persian پنجاب(panj-âb, [Land of] the Five Rivers), from پنج(panj, five) and آب(âb, water), referring to five rivers of the Punjab region:[1] the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Sutlej and the Beas. The Persian term is based on Sanskrit पञ्चनद (pañcanada, [Land of] the Five Rivers), from पञ्च (pañca, five) and नद (nada, river).[2][3]


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  1. A geographical region of South Asia, divided (by the Radcliffe Line) between India and Pakistan. Pakistani Punjab includes the (West) Punjab Province and parts of the Islamabad Capital Territory; Indian Punjab includes (East) Punjab State and some other territories.
  2. State in northern India which has union territory Chandigarh as its capital; its biggest city is Ludhiana.
  3. Province in Pakistan which has Lahore as its capital.

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