|Punjabi, a language of the Indo-European family, is native to the Punjab region. In Eastern Punjab (India), it is written in Gurmukhi script; Shahmukhi, an adapted derivative of the Perso-Arabic script, is used in Western Punjab (Pakistan). In India, it is recognized as the first official language of Punjab, while being accepted as a secondary official language in several other states. It is the most widely spoken language in Pakistan although it lacks an official status. It is spoken internationally by an estimated 100 to 125 million people and is the tenth most widely spoken language in the world. It has a place of pride in Canada, where it is the third most spoken language, and in England and Wales, where it is the fourth most spoken language. This wiki book seeks to help readers learn this fascinating language.