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Should be:

ਮੇਰੇ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਾਸੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਾਨ l

The pride of my countrymen.


ਮੇਰੀਆਂ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਾਸੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਾਨ l

The pride of my countrywomen.

The first one can be used to refer to both men alone, or men and women together. While the second one is referring to women only.

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ਮੇਰਿਆਂ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਾਸੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਾਨ

(My country men's pride)

Okay, after reviewing the grammar, it appears to be correct. I have provided an explanation for the inflectional forms. Please feel free to correct me if you think I have any of this wrong.

ਮੇਰਿਆਂ = special rule inflected form of masc. pl. ਮੇਰੇ when it is followed by a postposition. In this example ਮੇਰੇ is part of a "noun phrase" followed by a postposition. This is why ਮੇਰੇ is replaced with ਮੇਰਿਆਂ.

ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਾਸੀਆਂ = pl. form irr. masc n. (and adj.) "ਦੇਸ਼ ਵਾਸੀ" (country man > country men).

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