Punjabi will be taught in Australian schools

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Punjabi is all set to be the newest language to be taught in public schools of Western Australia. The Australian government has decided to include Punjabi language in schools.

An overview of the news

  • The number of Punjabi speakers in Australia is continuously increasing. Punjabi language has become the fastest growing language in this country.

  • According to the 2021 census, Punjabi is the fastest growing language in Australia, with more than 239,000 people using the language at home.

  • In comparison to the year 2016, there has been an increase of 80 percent in the number of Punjabi speakers in Australia in the year 2021.

  • This year the syllabus from pre-primary to 12th will be prepared. After including Tamil, Hindi and Korean languages in the curriculum in 2021, it has been decided to teach Punjabi in schools.

  • With over 190 languages spoken in Australia, linguistic diversity is a great strength that provides social, cultural and economic benefits.

About Australia 

  • Head of State: British Monarch, King Charles III

  • Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese

  • Currency: Australian Dollar

  • Capital: Canberra

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