The Punjabi Language
125 million people speak Punjabi as their native language. While Punjabi is the most widely spoken language in Pakistan, it’s only an official language in the State of Punjab, India, and a second official language of Dehli.
Developed as a written language from Prakrit, uniquely, the Punjabi language uses multiple scripts. Apart from India and Pakistan, Punjabi-speaking communities exist in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
About Punjabi FireBible
The Punjab region comprises vast territories of northern India and eastern Pakistan. The people and the language are referred to as Punjabi. The main religions are Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. In these two least-reached countries are many pastors and believers in Christ who stand for their faith in spite of much persecution.
Brother Niamat*, a teacher and believer in the Punjabi province, died for his faith in Jesus. One day he stood in front of a crowd of unbelievers and debated the deity of Christ with a teacher of a traditional religion. Niamat openly disproved the authority of that religion’s prophet. An angry man in the crowd raced forward and stabbed him. Niamat represents the many Punjabi believers who are willing to risk everything for Jesus. Help us empower them with the FireBible in their language.
*not his real name