bengali bengali  /bɛŋ ˈɡɑ li/


  1. (n) (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
  2. (n) an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India
  3. (n) a Magadhan language spoken by the Bengali people; the official language of Bangladesh and Bengal
  4. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its people

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  1. Bangladesh: Indigenous Peoples engulfed in Chittagong Hill Tracts land conflict

    A new report reveals how he Bangladeshi government’s failure to address rights to traditional lands in the eastern Chittagong Hill Tracts region has left tens of thousands of Pahari Indigenous people landless and trapped in a cycle of violent clashes with Bengali settlers. June 11, 2013 International The Bangladeshi government’s failure to address rights to traditional lands in the eastern ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Amnesty International

  2. Myanmar immigration minister expresses support for Rohingya two-child policy

    Minister Khin Yi becomes the most senior official in Myanmar to defend the two-child policy, claiming it will "benefit the Bengali women."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobalPost


  1. Asked how he perceives the fate of the Bengali film industry, Mithun said: "To release a Bengali film nationally and to tell people that we also make great films is enough to say that the state of the Bengali film industry is very good and it is...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Mithun Chakraborty Source:

  2. "We are aiming to start the Dhaka-Kolkata passenger train service from Pahela Baishakh (the first day of Bengali New Year) ...... You see, our rail minister has already announced the date in the parliament," India's High Commissioner to...
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Chakraborty Source: AHN

  3. "Ritu-da asked me to get into the typical Bengali woman mode for the character with the sari-and-blouse and body language, etc...... it was not at all difficult for me as I have grown up watching my mother like that. For the language, it was very...
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: Bipasha Basu Source: Sify

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