Usage English, Breton, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish
Scripts বাংলাদেশ (Bengali)
Pronounced Pron. bayng-LA-desh (English)
Other Forms FormsBāṃlādēśa, Bānlādēśa
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/6/2017
Means "land of the Bengalis", from Bengali বাংলা (Bangla) meaning "Bengali" (referring to the Bengali people or Bengali language spoken by the Bengali people), which is ultimately from Vanga, the name of an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent (see BENGAL) combined with দেশ (desh) "country, land, state", ultimately from Sanskrit देश (deśá). This is the name of a nation in South Asia.