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Panjabi Language

Punjabi as a Language is mostly learnt by children born or bought up in Australia due to the fact that it is spoken at home. However, this is not always the case and in order to save the Punjabi Language in Gurmukhi Script, the Sikhs in Australia have, in partnership with the Education Department and Board of Studies, prepared a K-7 Punjabi Syllabus. The next stage, for 8-12 is currently being prepared.

Punjabi is the 13th most common language in Australia with over 130,000 speakers and it is the 3rd most common language spoken at home among recent migrants. 81% of Punjabi speakers are Sikhs, 13.3% are Hindus and 1.4% are Muslims.

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Panjabi Schools

The Sikh community centres namely Gurudwaras run Panjabi schools on weekends and teach the language to the students free. The language resources can be accessed. The Sikh Gurudwara in Glenwood (Sydney) runs the largest Panjabi language school in the Southern Hemisphere.