Language Info

Punjabi written in Gurmukhi script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Alternate Scripts for Punjabi

  • Punjabi can also be written using the Arabic script

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Punjabi uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


The worldwide literate language population for Punjabi is 36,425,419 people across 4 countries.


35,894,319 people
2.80% literate in Punjabi

United Kingdom

511,679 people
0.79% literate in Punjabi


9,999 people


9,422 people


Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. CLDR Exemplar Characters