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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Indic
Continent: Asia
Country: Bangladesh
 
Region: Western. Also spoken in India, Malawi, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA.
Countries Where Spoken: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Singapore
Countries Where Official: Bangladesh
   
Native Speakers: 100,000,000
Speakers Total: 171,070,202
  
Phrasebase members who speak Bengali at a native level: 517
Phrasebase members who speak Bengali at a conversational level: 517
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Bengali: 799
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Bengali: 988
  
Three Letter Code: BEN
Alternative Names: Banga-Bhasa, Bangala, Bangla
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Summary: Taught in primary schools. Bengali script. Bible: 1809-2000. Muslim.
 

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