Bengali


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Ben·ga·li

 (bĕn-gô′lē, bĕng-)
adj.
Of or relating to Bengal or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Bengali or Ben·ga·lis
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Bengal.
b. A person of Bengali ancestry.
2. The modern Indic language of Bangladesh and West Bengal, a state of eastern India.

Bengali

(bɛnˈɡɔːlɪ; bɛŋ-)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a people living chiefly in Bangladesh and in West Bengal. The West Bengalis are mainly Hindus; the East Bengalis of Bangladesh are mainly Muslims
2. (Languages) Also called: Bangla the language of this people: the official language of Bangladesh and the chief language of West Bengal; it belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family
adj
3. (Placename) of or relating to Bengal, the Bengalis, or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to Bengal, the Bengalis, or their language
5. (Peoples) of or relating to Bengal, the Bengalis, or their language

Ben•ga•li

(bɛnˈgɔ li, -ˈgɑ-, bɛŋ-)

n., pl. -lis.
1. an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Bangladesh, West Bengal, and adjacent areas.
2. a native speaker of Bengali.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Bengal, Bengali, or its speakers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bengali - (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic of 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
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Bengali - an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
3.Bengali - a Magadhan language spoken by the Bengali people; the official language of Bangladesh and Bengal
Magadhan - a subfamily of Indic languages
Adj.1.Bengali - of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its peopleBengali - of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its people; "Bengali hills"
Translations
bengali

Bengali

[beŋˈgɔːlɪ]
A. ADJbengalí
B. N (= person) → bengalí mf (Ling) → bengalí m

Bengali

[bɛnˈgɔːli bɛŋˈgɔːli]
adjbengali f inv
n
(= person) → Bengali mf
(= language) → bengali m

Bengali

n (= language)Bengali nt; (= person)Bengale m, → Bengalin f
adjbengalisch

Bengali

[bɛnˈgɔːlɪ]
1. adjbengalese
2. n
a. (person) → bengalese m/f inv
b. (language) → bengalese m
References in classic literature ?
The voices of early evening had settled down to one soothing hum whose deepest note was the steady chumping of the bullocks above their chopped straw, and whose highest was the tinkle of a Bengali dancing-girl's sitar.
I called to the Bengali dispenser, and hastened away from the room.
According to police, two proclaimed offenders were sleeping outside their homes in Landhi Bengali Para Adam Jee Nagar in the area of Qaid when two unknown armed men came on motorcycle and started shooting.
NathueIUs competition across the road, Bengali Sweet House was opened in 1937 by Lala Bhim Sain with the money he saved from the canteen he ran in the sessions courts that were operating out of the neighbouring Ferozeshah Road.
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In an interactive talk show themed "Paradigm shift in Bengali cinema since the 1960s" later, Dutta rued the lack of a pan-Indian and global distribution system to spread new-wave Bengali cinema.
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I feel really happy when Sen or anything to do with Sen grows in the world and bring laurel to the part of the world that I belong to and I am kind of Bengali who has never stayed in Bengal even after being a Bengali.
To answer it, Daly and Bengali use data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), a longitudinal survey of a nationally representative sample of individuals from 1968 to the present, from which the authors map educational attainment against income.
Ross's survey of the development of the modern printed Bengali character, by providing information concerning the nature, scope, and provenance of the typeset used by Pandit Girifacandra Vidyaratna at his printing press (established in 1856).
As a Bengali speaker Jalal promoted the rights of Bangladeshis.