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Punjab govt. signboards to be in Gurmukhi
- Gurmukhi is an abugida developed from the Laṇḍā scripts, standardized and used by the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad (1504–1552).
- Commonly regarded as a Sikh script, Gurmukhi is used in Punjab, India as the official script of the Punjabi language
- Gurmukhi evolved in cultural and historical circumstances notably different from other regional scripts, for the purpose of recording scriptures of Sikhism, a far less Sanskritized cultural tradition than others of the subcontinent