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4 Directions Names in Punjabi and English

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I have also been learning some more languages.

Directions are an important part of our life. We have to keep in mind the directions while commuting from one place to another. In this article we will discuss the names of all directions in the Punjabi language.

Direction Names in Punjabi and English

Direction Name in EnglishDirection Name in Punjabi(Roman letters)Direction Name in Punjabi(Gurumukhi script)

North

Uttar

ਉੱਤਰ

South

Dakkhan

ਦੱਖਣ

East

Poorab

ਪੂਰਬ

West

Pachsham

ਪੱਛਮ

North

The Punjabi name for the North direction is Uttar. It is written as ਉੱਤਰ in Punjabi.

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South

The Punjabi word for the South direction is Dakkhan. It is written as ਦੱਖਣ in Punjabi.

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East

The East is called Poorab in Punjabi. It is written as ਪੂਰਬ in Punjabi.

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West

The Punjabi name for the West direction is Pachsham. It is written as ਪੱਛਮ in Punjabi.

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Combined Directions

The nomenclature of combinations of the directions like North-East, South-West will be same as that in English language.

For example, You will write the direction of North-East as Uttar-Poorab(ਉੱਤਰ-ਪੂਰਬ) in Punjabi.

It's the quiz time now

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. The Punjabi name for the North direction is...............(Fill in the blanks)
    • Uttar
    • Dakkhan
  2. The East direction is called Poorab in Punjabi.
    • True
    • False

Answer Key

  1. Uttar
  2. True

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Sourav Rana

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