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Assertion [A]: The word 'Punjab' translates to the "land of the six rivers".

Reason [R]: The word punj means 'six' and aab means 'water' in the Persian language.

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Both A and R are incorrect
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Both A and R are correct
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A is correct but R is incorrect
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A is incorrect but R is correct
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The correct option is A Both A and R are incorrect
The word 'Punjab' is a combination of two words, punj and aab. The word 'punj' means 'five' and the word 'aab' means 'water' in the Persian language. Thus, the state of Punjab is also known as the "land of the five rivers". The five rivers flowing through Punjab's territory are Jhelum, Ravi, Sutlej, Chenab, and Beas.

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