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
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