Bengali language resources – Language Links Database

Bengali – or Bangla  is the language native to the region of Bengal, which comprises present-day Bangladesh and the Indian states West Bengal, Tripura and southern Assam. It is written using the Bengali script. With about 220 million native and about 250 million total speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages, ranked seventh in the world. The National Anthem of Bangladesh, National Anthem of India, National Anthem of Sri Lanka and the national song of India were first composed in this language. 

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Native speakers: ca. 250 million

Official language in: Bangladesh, India; in following States and Union territory: West Bengal, Tripura, Assam (Barak Valley), Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Jharkhand (secondary)

Bengali Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Omniglot - the Bengali Alphabet
  • MyLanguages - courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Bengali grammar
  • Ukindia - Learn How To Read Bengali
  • University of Chicago - a Basic Course in Spoken Bengali

Bengali Vocabulary

Bengali Reading Materials

Bengali Dictionaries

Bengali Listening and Video Resources

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