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Bengali

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noun Ben·gali \ben-ˈgȯ-lē, beŋ-, -ˈgä-\

Simple Definition of Bengali

  • : a person born or living in Bangladesh or in a state in northeastern India called West Bengal

  • : a language spoken in Bangladesh and West Bengal

Full Definition of Bengali

  1. 1 :  a native or resident of Bengal

  2. 2 :  the modern Indo-Aryan language of Bengal

Bengali adjective

Origin of bengali

Hindi baṅgālī, from Baṅgāl Bengal


First Known Use: circa 1841



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