Definition of Bangladesh in English:


Syllabification: Bang·la·desh
Pronunciation: /ˌbäNGɡləˈdeSH
, ˌbaNGɡləˈdeSH
A country in southern Asia, in the Ganges River delta, on the Bay of Bengal; population 156,050,900 (est. 2009); capital, Dhaka; official language, Bengali.

Formerly part of British India, the region, as East Pakistan, became one of the two geographical units of Pakistan. After civil war, the independent republic of Bangladesh was proclaimed in 1971. Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal cause repeated devastation to the country



Pronunciation: /-ˈdeSHē/
adjective& noun
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  • From the picture of the Bangladeshis I saw in the local newspapers, they did not look like religious fanatics and more like young people going abroad for a better living.
  • Sari seller Siraj, like many other Bangladeshis, says he is adamantly opposed to the fundamentalists because he finds their brand of Islam too extreme.
  • Uncontrollable Indian outburst against Bangladeshis and vice versa will only benefit those people who are playing this audacious game.

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