Fariduddin Ganjshakar (1179-1266) is generally recognised as the first major poet of the Punjabi language. Roughly from the 12th century to the 19th century, many great Sufi saints and poets preached in the Punjabi language, the most prominent being Bulleh Shah.
Who created Punjabi?
Banda Singh Bahadur The foundations of the present Punjab were laid by Banda Singh Bahadur, a hermit who became a military leader and, with his fighting band of Sikhs, temporarily liberated the eastern part of the province from Mughal rule in 1709–10.
Is Punjabi older than Hindi?
Modern day Hindi is an offshoot of Mughal Urdu and came about in the 19th century. In conclusion Punjabi is definitely a lot older.
Where are Punjabis originally from?
Northern India Mostly found in Northern India and Pakistan, Punjabis are one of the largest ethnic groups on the face of the earth. They belong to the Indo-Aryan race. They overwhelm other ethnic Indians and Pakistanis by their sheer population of 88 million.
Who is the first writer of Punjabi language?
The first work identifiable as Punjabi is the Janam-sakhi, a 16th-century biography of Guru Nanak written by his lifelong companion Bhai Bala.