Languages of Bangladesh - Bengali and Its Dialects

Bengali and Its Dialects

Bangladesh is part of the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal, and the Bengali language is spoken by almost all people across the country. There are also some tongues closely akin to Bengali, which are classified either as dialects of Bengali or separate languages:

  • Chittagonian is widely spoken in the entire Chittagong Division by more than 14 million people. Its influence has come from Arabic and Burmese languages.
  • Rangpuri language is widely spoken in Rangpur Division by some 10 million people.
  • Noakhailla is widely spoken in Greater Noakhali and Greater Comilla.
  • Sylheti is spoken in the Sylhet region by more than 7 million people.

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