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Is "Sikhni" an appropriate word to refer to Sikh women?

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On 2/4/2022 at 4:35 AM, proactive said:

In Jagraon, we use both sawaray for morning, tarka is used for very early morning such as dawn. We use Aathan for afternoon, is your  usage JUAAK rather than JWAAK which we use in Jagraon? In many parts of Malwa the language did change after the partition mainly as those who had migrated in the early 1900s to the canal colonies of Lyallpur and  Montgomery migrated back to their ancestral villages in Malwa having had their language influenced by the decades of living in the canal colonies. This is especially true of Ludhiana where the 1947 refugees were settled back in their ancestral villages. 

Kameej is used for women's top, such as salwaar kaameej. Jhagga is for a man's shirt. The z sound becomes a j sound in Malwa. 

and zip becomes jip , my Mum often switches the sounds, of course we take the mick by telling the kids stop being layji

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Yes, Hindi creeps in especially for technical terms. Eg ਟੱਬਰ is what uneducated/rural Panjabis would use while educated ones prefer ਪਰਿਵਾਰ. Dailay refers to the eyeballs, not eyes. Kaalja means liver

I've heard it in Punjab as well. We'll be hearing it more often there since <banned word filter activated> have grown exponentially and the mainstream Muslah worshipping liberal Sikhs wi

Yeah that interchangeable thing is very interesting. My nani was frequently called biji by my mom and masi? What I've realised from reading previous posts is that in one generation a families lex

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4 hours ago, ipledgeblue said:


it was Mata Devan, not Mata Sahib Devan.  they (Singh Sabha revisionists) added Sahib later.

The use of the word Sahib isn't even correct.  It should be the feminine form, Sahiba.

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On 6/26/2022 at 12:26 PM, AkalkiFauj said:

Incorrect. It was originally Devi/Devan (source Hukhamname : Hukhamnama Mata Sahib Devan)

Were all Sikh women previously named Devan?

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