Bangladesh

geographical name
Ban·​gla·​desh | \ ˌbäŋ-glə-ˈdesh How to pronounce Bangladesh (audio) , ˌbaŋ-, ˌbəŋ-, -ˈdāsh \

Definition of Bangladesh

country of southern Asia east of India in the area where the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal; a republic in the Commonwealth of Nations since 1971; capital Dhaka area 57,321 square miles (148,460 square kilometers), population 159,453,000 — see east pakistan

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Bangladeshi \ ˌbäŋ-​glə-​ˈde-​shē How to pronounce Bangladesh (audio) , ˌbaŋ-​ , ˌbəŋ-​ , -​ˈdā-​ \ adjective or noun

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“Bangladesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bangladesh. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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