Travelers who don’t speak Punjabi, the official language of Punjab, far in the Northwest reaches of India, fear not; Hindi is widely spoken as well as English. Known for it’s spicy foods, agriculture, manufacturing, and of course, The Golden Temple, the Punjab of today is separated two parts, East and West. In West Punjab (Pakistan), Punjabi is still the most common language spoken.
Dialects vary between districts and regions. And oddly, for as much as the language is spoken, very little written script is seen. Punjabi is most commonly written in the Gurmukhi script which is the most complete and accurate way to represent Punjabi sounds. For those interested in learning more, Punjabonline.com is an excellent source for acquiring the foundation of Punjabi.