The Bengali or Bangla leid is a leid that's spak in Bangladesh an Indie an aw. The airt whaur it is spak, the east o the Indie subcontinent, is kent as Bengal. It is the heidmaist leid in Bangladesh an the seicont maist spak leid in Indie.

"Bangla" in Bengali script
PronunciationBengali pronunciation: [ˈbaŋla]
RegionBangladesh, Indie
Native speakers
268 million
In Bangladesh: 155,932,659[1]
In Indie: 93,369,796[2] (2011)[3]
19.2 million L2 speakers (in Bangladesh (2011 census)[4])
Early forms
  • Auld Bengali
Eastren Nagari script (Bengali alphabet)
Bengali Braille
Bengali signed forms[5]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Indie (in Wast Bengal, Tripura & Soothren Assam)
Regulatit biBangla Academy
Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi
Leid codes
ISO 639-1bn
ISO 639-2ben
ISO 639-3ben
Bengali speakin region o Sooth Asie
Bengali speakers aroond the warld
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Amang the sindrae byleids o the Bangla leid is Sylhetti and thons the maist kenspeckle o they byleids spaken bi indwalles o Britan wae forefaithers thit cam in the fifties, saxties and seiventies frae Bangaldesh tae bide in sic airts as Brick lane in Lunnon and Beeston in Leeds.Thurs fowk thit tak the view thit Sylheti is a separate leid frae Bangla and fowk thit view it as a byleid. Sylhet is an airt in the North o Bangladesh an the byleid is strangly influenced bi Arabs and Persian. as it lies at the far Eastern end o the Muckle Trunk Road

References eedit

  1. "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". Archived frae the original on 1 Januar 2021. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. "Census of India - Distribution of the 22 Scheduled Languages". Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. Bengali at Ethnologue (19t ed., 2016)
  4. Bengali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  6. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bengali". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.