Check out the Punjabi page for an introduction to the de facto Sikh language and some basic phrases. I have made it in 2 parts – a list of simple words and phrases written in English so they are easy to learn and also a more in depth guide to learning proper pronounciation.

The Family page describes the Sikh family structure including the different names for different relations. A simplified diagram can be viewed here.

To learn more about Sikhism, head over to the Religion page, or check out some of the links on the right hand side.

If you have any feedback (positive or negative!) please leave a comment below.

11 Responses to About

  1. Ravinder says:


    can I ask who did your Sikh wedding ceremony? As I will be marrying a Christian and I am a Sikh but would like the Sikh ceremony but I know the temples are not having interfaith marriages.

  2. saveorange says:

    I kinda need your help translating punjabi word ..
    It’s just one word that I really want to know.
    I don’t know any punjabi at all..
    and need your help..
    I try to find the meaning of the word from online dictionary but all I know is the pronunciation
    and I don’t know how to write that in punjabi…
    could you send me email if you don’t mind?
    It would be really grateful if you can help me. thank you

  3. I have a question, was the girls parents open to the idea of having their daughter marrying a non sikh man?

    • Vince says:

      I wouldn’t say they were open – it took a long time for them to come around to the idea of their daughter marrying a non-Sikh! But when they did come around, they were very accepting.

      • Sikandar Nirmal Singh says:

        U r awesome! Desi families r more open to their sons marrying western girls, as they are a status symbol. Don’t ask me why! They r far less accepting when it comes to their daughters marrying a western guy. I wish u n ur wife all the best and I’m very glad to see this site. This site is lovely – it’s not an attempt to seek attention or praise. One small note – the sikhnet site is run by a false cult who promote non Sikh things. Read about it here –
        Apart from that, welcome to punjabi culture and may you enjoy a lifelong journey

      • Sikandar Nirmal Singh says:

        Sat sri Akal ji! Welcome to punjabi culture! Sadly, desi families are happy to marry their sons off to western women, as it’s a status symbol. Don’t ask me why! However, they don’t like their daughters marrying western guys. You have a wonderful site here. You are clearly doing a service, whilst learning about our culture. You are also not trying to look for attention or praise.

        I have one small tip for you – you have a link for sikhnet. They are a false cult which teaches some very false things. Read about them here –


        Apart from that, you are truly amazing bhaji. bahut vadiya yaar. I wish you and bhenji a wonderful marriage and long life together. Im sure you have lots of love for each other. All the best blessings to you both.

        I myself am a mixed heritage Sikh. My great grandmum was from India and married a white man. I love my punjabi culture, and love seeing others learning about it and respecting it properly.

  4. Roop Dhillon says:

    Could you get the following review published somewhere in the punjabi media? Thanks
    ????? ???

  5. Vince says:

    I’m glad to help – that’s what this site is for!

  6. Tessa says:

    Thank you so much for taking your time to make this site! I have been dating a punjabi boy for sometime now, and the culture differences, language and religion are so difficult for me to understand at times. I want to be able to completely understand him, but it is hard, and it seems that you know the feeling very well. So thank you!

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