Bengali

noun
Ben·​gali | \ ben-ˈgȯ-lē How to pronounce Bengali (audio) , beŋ-, -ˈgä- \

Definition of Bengali

1 : a native or resident of Bengal
2 : the modern Indo-Aryan language of Bengal

Other Words from Bengali

Bengali adjective

First Known Use of Bengali

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Bengali

Hindi baṅgālī, from Baṅgāl Bengal

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The first known use of Bengali was in 1762

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Bengal hemp

Bengali

bengaline

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“Bengali.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bengali. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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Bengali

noun

English Language Learners 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

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