Definition of Bangla in English:

Bangla

Line breaks: Ban¦gla
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌŋləː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The Bengali language.
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  • Bengali, or Bangla, is the language spoken by most of the people of Bangladesh as well as those in the Indian states of Bengal and parts of Assam.
  • Sujit Mukherjee's first language was Bangla, but he wrote English like a master.
  • As Tilottoma Misra suggests, in Assam the Asamiya language was restored to its rightful place in schools by the missionaries though the British administration had replaced the language with Bangla.

adjective

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1Bangladeshi.
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  • ‘And since this will be our first attempt at a Bangla album, we are quite upbeat about it,’ he says.
  • Over 1,200 persons including nine Trinamool Congress MLAs, were arrested in connection with the 12-hour Bangla bandh today.
  • I know we will come out of this phase because we have also set up a production line in audiocassettes of Bangla songs, which belong to different genres of music.
2Bengali.
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  • The Iranian language, i.e. Persian, was the official language of Bengal throughout the Muslim Period and Persian literature enormously influenced Bangla literature.
  • Kolkata has a healthy history of local rock music groups doing both Bangla and English rock.
  • It was but natural that the Bangla team lost all its outings in the 8-team event.

Origin

from Bengali bāṅglā.

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