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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.
This has led to a strengthening of ant immigrant feelings especially against Bengalis who after partition relocated from East Pakistan and later from Bangladesh to India, mainly to West Bengal and Assam.
'We [the Bengalis] had never been independent ...ultimately the Bengalis achieved the right of self-rule through establishing a Bengali-majority sovereign state led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, "said the minister while inaugurating the birth centenary of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Research Center at Northern University at Banani in the city.
Bengali allegedly killed 12 years old Qadir Baksh Siyal and his sister 8 years old Rukhsana on July 8.
Police sources claim that the Airport police had picked up Bengali a few hours after the boy was shifted to the hospital.
The Nobel laureate had on Friday said that "Jai Shri Ram" slogan is nowadays used "to beat up people" across the country and has no association with Bengali culture.
Dubai-based Bengali band Park Street Band visit and perform live at the Gulf News Office in Dubai on 14th May, 2019.
Dr Bengali said there were two gaps in the economy: the dollar gap and the rupee gap.
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In his introductory foreword, I A Rahman commends Bengali for not only addressing the numerous grievances of Pakistan's largest province, but also recommending sensible and manageable reforms that, if followed, may help to alleviate the situation.