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Bengali language resources

Bengali is spoken on a daily basis in: India Bengali--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Bengali

Bengali or Bangla (?????, IPA: ['ba?la]) is an Indo-Aryan language of East South Asia, evolved from Prakrit, Pali and Sanskrit.

With nearly 200 million native speakers, Bengali is one of the most widely spoken languages of the world (it is ranked between four[1]and seven[2] based on the number of speakers). Bengali is the main language spoken in Bangladesh, and the third most commonly spoken language in India (after Hindi-Urdu and Telugu). Along with Assamese, it is geographically the most eastern of the Indo-European languages.

Owing to the Bengal renaissance in the 19th and 20th centuries, Bengali literature emerged among the richest in South Asia, and includes luminaries such as Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian to be awarded a Nobel Prize.


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