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UBC offers one of the longest-standing Punjabi-language programs in the world, outside of South Asia. See below for our selection of 2016W courses!

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100 Level

Winter 2017
No PUNJ course(s) were found for W2017 term.

Close to 100 million people speak Punjabi in the world. Majority of them live in West Punjab (Pakistan) and East Punjab (India). However, in the last 100 years, Punjabi people have migrated to the other parts of the world and have established sizable and vibrant communities in Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Germany and Italy. Photo: Indian Bhangra Dancers ©Shamrock23, used under CC BY_SA 3.0.

Close to 100 million people speak Punjabi in the world. The majority of them live in West Punjab (Pakistan) and East Punjab (India). However, in the last 100 years, Punjabi people have migrated to other parts of the world and have established sizable and vibrant communities in Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Germany and Italy.
Photo: Indian Bhangra Dancers ©Shamrock23, used under CC BY_SA 3.0.

200 Level

Winter 2017
No PUNJ course(s) were found for W2017 term.
Punjabi is written in two scripts - Shahmukhi and Gurmukhi. In West Punjab (Pakistan), it is written in Shahmukhi and in East Punjab (India) it is written in Gurmukhi. At ubc we teach Gurmukhi script to read and write Punjabi. ©Deepay, used under CC BY 2.0.

Punjabi is written in two scripts – Shahmukhi and Gurmukhi. In West Punjab (Pakistan), it is written in Shahmukhi and in East Punjab (India) it is written in Gurmukhi. At ubc we teach Gurmukhi script to read and write Punjabi.
Photo: Agriculture in Punjab India ©Deepay, used under CC BY 2.0.

 

300 Level

Winter 2017
No PUNJ course(s) were found for W2017 term.

 

Canadian Parliament Building

Punjabis started coming to Canada in the first decade of the 20th century. According to the 2011 census, there were 460,000 Punjabi speakers in Canada and Punjabi was the 3rd most spoken language in Canada.

400 Level

Winter 2017
No PUNJ course(s) were found for W2017 term.