People Group Info
Total Population: 860,000ROP3 Code: 114456
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Jat
Language: Panjabi - (pan)
Religion: Other Religions - Sikhism
Country of Origin: India
Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 159,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA - 159,910
Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 155,945
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 80,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 40,000
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The Punjabi people are forever linked to the influence of Sikhism. The Punjabi language was actually derived from the 10 Sikh gurus of Sikhism. Punjabi men wear salwar kamiz or shalwars which is a long tunic and wide trousers. The colors of the shalwar and tunic are important to Punjabi. They usually match and are color coordinated to a certain degree. The men also wear turbans on their head.
Men should not make direct eye contact or touch women in this culture. This communicates disrespect and impure intentions with that woman. Men also should not give gifts directly to a woman. When visiting a house, if a man giving a gift to a woman should state it is from another woman, such as one's wife.
The word ‘Sikh’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Shishya’ which means disciple. They believe that the gurus are God’s messengers and directed by Him. They word in a Gurdwara which is a Punjabi word that means “Gateway to the Guru”.
|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Brampton||Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton)||ON||159,910|
|United States||Queens||New York-Newark-Jersey City||NY||80,000|
|United States||Fremont||San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward||CA||40,000|
|Canada||Abbotsford||Abbotsford - Mission||BC||28,235|
|United States||Yuba City||Yuba City-Marysville||CA||15,000|
|United States||Montreal||Montreal (Laval)||QC||9,205|
|United States||Houston||Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land||TX||7,000|
|United States||Alpharetta||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell||GA||6,187|
|United States||Dallas||Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington||TX||5,815|