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Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language with around 300 million speakers mainly in Bangladesh, and in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and South Assam. Bengali is the national and official language of Bangladesh, and one of the official languages in India. It is also spoken in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

This Page All In Bengali

The official language of Bangladesh is Modern Standard Bengali (Literary Bengali). It serves as the lingua franca of the nation, with 98% of Bangladeshis fluent in Standard Bengali or Bengali dialects as their first language. The population of Bangladesh is estimated at 158,512,570 as of July 1 2014. Chittagong - Bangladesh's main seaport and its second biggest city - is the tenth fastest growing city in the world. It is now home to the country's most important businesses, has an eco-park that attracts scientists and a number of large factories.

1.25 billion, 1/6 of the world's population, live in India and half of all Indians are under the age of 25.

Want to know the exact population of Bangladesh today as we speak?

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  • 143 enjoyable Bengali language learning activities right here

    I know they all work well as I used each of them for 35 years

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    Bengalis (Bangali) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group native to the region of Bengal. They speak the Bengali language. Today, they are natively concentrated in Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam's Barak Valley

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    "Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower."
    - Albert Camus

    They dug up the 1000 Most Common Bengali Words
  • And here they are.
  • The 50 most important words to know in Bengali on a Video with sound
    See how many you know already.

  • Bengali Language Resources on the Web/Rich resource
  • Top 100 Bengali Websites by ALEXA
  • Top 100 Websites in India by ALEXA
  • Information on the Bengali language from Answers.com
  • Overview of the Bengali language/Transparent Language
  • English 2 Bangla and English 2 English Translator
  • Learn Bengali Free

  • Bengali Recipes
  • Banga Language and Script
  • East India Bengali Cuisine

  • Indian Food Forever
  • GOOGLE sites for speaking Bengali
  • Bengali Grammar

    Take a Quiz on Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Cricket Quiz
  • A Fun Trivia Quiz
  • Bangladesh Geography Quiz
  • Fan Pop Quiz on Bangladesh
  • Fun Trivia Quiz on Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Trivia Quizzes and Games
  • General Knowledge & Quiz Trivia of Bangladesh
  • Bangla Quiz
  • Bangladesh Statistics Fact Quiz
  • General Questions with the Answers

    Can you name each of these local dishes?

  • The History of Bangla (Banglar itihash)

  • Writing Bengali
  • Survival Bengali:Useful Words and Phrases
  • A Bengali Primer
  • Useful Bengali phrases

  • Learn your numbers in Bangli here
  • GOOGLE information on the Bengali language
  • Maplandia for Bangladesh from GOOGLE
  • YAHOO information on the Bengali language
  • CUIL on the Bengali language/Neat Site!
  • The NEWS from Bangladesh

  • The Hindustani Times
  • Bangladesh News.net

  • Yahoo India News
  • Bengali - Language Information
    Classification of the Bengali Language
  • Bengali News:Bengali Newspapers

  • All India Newspapers

    "Fear those who are afraid of you"

  • Virtual bangladesh: Bengali

  • The Largest Portal of Bangladesh

      Enjoy these helpful BENGALI RESOURCES

    • Lots of Information on Bangladesh here...

      Bangla is the official language of Bangladesh. It is also spoken in West Bengal. With over 270 million speakers, it is commonly ranked as one of the top five languages in terms of the number of native speakers. Bengali is also sometimes referred to as Bangla. Bangalees protected Bangla from the clutches of Pakistani oppressors in 1952 by preventing Urdu from being the state language of East Pakistan where a vast majority of people spoke in Bangla. Bangalees had to sacrifice lives for their mother tongue on 21st February, 1952. 21st February being declared International Mother Language Day by UNESCO, Bangla reached the peak of maturity.

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      Mama Lisa's World

      Here are some childrens songs from India

      Bangla Pinching

      That reads I love you in Bengali.
      Ami tomakey bhalobashey.

      How many of these cities have you visited?

      I can sing Amar Shonar Bangla in Bengali

  • "Only a mediocre person is always at his best."
    - W. Somerset Maugham

  • Best Bengali Websites
    Note that Google rates this site #1

  • How to Learn Bengali Videos, Lots of them.

  • Learn Bengali Language. Vocabulary, Grammar>

  • Learn Bengali 17 minutes per day

  • Learn Bengali. Dozens of sites right here

  • How to say common words in Bengali

  • Popular Websites for learning Bengali

  • A drone view of Bangladesh

  • A drone view of Bangalore - Silicon Valley of India

  • "Amar Shonar Bangla" - Bangladesh National Anthem

  • Dozens of views on Bangladesh and they each expand.

  • Now view Dakha in images

  • Hindi to Bengali / Bengali to Hindi translator site

  • Bengali Links / Lots of them from LonWeb

  • Univ. of Michigan Bengali Association / Links

  • Beautiful Bangladesh - Land Of Stories

  • Learn Bengali Language - Lesson 1

  • Bengali language Lesson 1 - Bangla Shekho - Several Videos

  • Bangladesh Life - Village from the BBC

  • Basic Bengali Phrases

  • Bengali Tutorial Useful Phrases

  • A Tourist's Guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Learn Bengali / Grammar and Vocabulary
    A great site as it is divided into categories. Body, Food, Animals, Places, Clothing and much more.

  • Let Wikipedia help you build your Bengali vocabulary base

  • Shabdkosh / Bengali-English Dictionary

  • Free Online Bengali Games
    Each of them. Looks like fun.

  • A Fun Trivia Quiz in Bengali

  • Kolkata Online

  • Virtual Bangladesh
    Almost everything you wanted to know about the country.

  • Bangla Alive
    A complete bengali socio-cultural web portal featuring Bangla.

  • Prabasi Literary Siteis

  • So you want to learn Bengali
    Check out each of these links. They can help.

  • Translate into Bengali
    A great aid for translation into the language from one to Bengali.

  • Bengali Language Resources
    Another great site for helping you to learn the language.

  • My Languages
    Dozens of great Bengali vocabulary builders and many with sound. This is one great NEW FIND. A great aid for students of Bengali.

  • Bangladesh Scenery
    Hundreds of beautiful photos. You can even choose the region of the country you wish to visit.

    360 Cities
    A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse. Just move it L or R for a 360 scan.

  • The Ten Best Bengali Websites

  • Bengali Websites / Galpobolishono

  • Bengali Culture
    From BangaliNet.

  • Banglalive

  • An Information Website in Bangla

    God can see a black ant walk on a black
    stone in a black night.

  • All about Dhaka
  • Bangladesh Dhaka city
  • Dhaka - The fastest growing megacity in the world
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh: Fastest Growing City in the World / CBS News
  • Discover Dhaka
  • Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh
  • Learn Bengali
  • Bangla Sites: Online Directory of Websites
  • Bangladshi Websites:: Top Site List
  • Online Bengali Lessons
    Real conversation. The most effective and fun way to learn Bengali & build your confidence.
  • Learn To Speak Bengali
    Learn Bengali online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak Bengali online to improve grammar or conversation.
  • Banga Online
    Launching of Bangla Online Course Designed Jointly by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata.
  • Bengali Podcasts
    Here are a few Bengali verbs.Through this podcast you will learn few Bengali Verbs and also you will learn how to modify those verbs in simple present tense for different persons.Listen carefully and speak after each word.

  • Learn Bengali Online with Talkingbees
    My name is Susmita and I am an Online Bengali tutor. I have created one of the world's first online Bengali language training material. I will use the on line virtual platform to teach Bengali and LIVE.
  • Learn Hindi Through Bengali
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  • A Super New FIND
    Quizlet Bengali Flashcard Sets
    Vocabulary drills and quizzes on many aspects of the language.
  • Learn Bengali via YouTube
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  • A Great Map of Interactive Bangladesh
    A closeup view of all cities and regions of Bangladesh
    This source will let you explore 7 million world places.
  • Brahmi alphabet
  • Learn to Read Bangali

  • Bengali Chat

    A beautiful Bengal cat?

    The Bengal is a domestic cat breed developed
    to look like exotic jungle cats such as leopards,
    ocelots, margays and clouded leopards.

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    "Fear can make a donkey attack a lion"

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    Can you name these colors in Bengali?

    "We learn very little from our successes,
    but an awful lot from our failures"

    I am stirring up some new vocabulary words in Bengali.

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    Bengali teacher hints, advice and tips:

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Bengali language association plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- http://www.actfl.organd attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Bengali students.

    Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine Bengali classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your Bengali students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream a snd wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it.

    Jim Becker = BA, Cornell College (Iowa), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), PhD-ABD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education).

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