East Pakistan

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East Pakistan

A former region of southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Originally part of Bengal, it was held by the British from c. 1775 and then by Pakistan from 1947 to 1971, when it achieved independence as Bangladesh.

East Pakistan

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(Placename) the former name (until 1971) of Bangladesh

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a former province of Pakistan: since 1971 constitutes the country of Bangladesh.
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Noun1.East Pakistan - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the southEast Pakistan - 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
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
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"
capital of Bangladesh, Dacca, Dhaka - the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
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
Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River - an Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal
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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While discussing the causes of separation of East Pakistan, the textbook emphasizes 3 factors.