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A country of southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Formerly part of Bengal, it became East Pakistan when India achieved independence in 1947. After a civil war with West Pakistan (1971) culminating in military intervention by India, Bangladesh formed a separate nation. Dhaka is the capital and the largest city.
Bang′la·desh′i adj. & n.
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(Placename) a republic in S Asia: formerly the Eastern Province of Pakistan; became independent in 1971 after civil war and the defeat of Pakistan by India; consists of the plains and vast deltas of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers; prone to flooding: economy based on jute and jute products (over 70 per cent of world production); a member of the Commonwealth. Language: Bengali. Religion: Muslim. Currency: taka. Capital: Dhaka. Pop: 163 654 860 (2013 est). Area: 142 797 sq km (55 126 sq miles)
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Ban•gla•desh(ˌbɑŋ gləˈdɛʃ, ˌbæŋ-)
a republic in S Asia, N of the Bay of Bengal: mem. of the Commonwealth of Nations; a former province of Pakistan. 127,117,967; 54,501 sq. mi. (141,158 sq. km). Cap.: Dhaka. Compare East Pakistan.
Ban`gla•desh′i, n., pl. -desh•is, adj.
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|Noun||1.||Bangladesh - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971|
madrasa, madrasah - Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan; "the Pakistan government decided to close down madrasas that provided military training for their students"; "many madrasas in Bangladesh are supported with money from Saudi Arabia"
Chittagong - a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Ganges, Ganges River - an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
Bangladeshi - a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
Bengali - (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
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Bangladesh[ˌbæŋgləˈdeʃ] N → Bangladesh m
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n → Bangladesh nt
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Bangladesh[bæŋgləˈdɛʃ] n → il Bangladesh m
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Bangladesh→ بَنْجلادِيش Bangladéš Bangladesh Bangladesh Μπανγκλαντές Bangladés, Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladeš Bangladesh バングラデシュ 방글라데시 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesz Bangladesh Бангладеш Bangladesh ประเทศบังคลาเทศ Bangladeş nước Bangladesh 孟加拉国
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