According to Britannica, Bengali is spoken by more than 200 million people in the world.
Where is Begali Spoken?
Bengali is the state language of Bangladesh and an officially recognised language in India. It is also spoken in other countries around the world including in the Middle East, West and Malaysia.
There are around 189 million (Ethnologue) Bengali speakers around the world, making it the seventh most spoken language globally after Chinese, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic, and Portuguese (Ethnologue).
Did you Know?
Bengali vocabulary is blend of native Bengali words, Sanskrit, Hindi, Assamese, Chinese, Burmese, and other languages of Bangladesh.
“International Mother Language day is based on the Bengali language which is celebrated on 21st February.”
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The national anthem of India as well as its national songs are composed in Bengali.
Bengali Translation Tips
- Bengali is an inflected language – it uses prefixes and suffixes to mark grammatical relations and to form words (Mustgo.com).
- There are no genders for Bengali nouns.
- Word order in Bengali sentences is Subject-Object-Verb.
- Verbs have three tenses. They include present, past and future.