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Bengali / Bangla

Bengali / Bangla is used in Bangladesh and parts of Nepal and the Indian state of West Bengal.

Dialects shown below: Standard Kolkata Bengali and Common Central-East Bengali


Standard Kolkata (Calcutta) Bengali
used as the standard in both
India and Bangladesh

[the four essential travel phrases]
Common Central-East Bengali
used in
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh

[the four essential travel phrases]

Bengali fonts in the Gallery of Unicode Fonts

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Language map of India

Writing system information at Omniglot and Wikipedia

Useful phrases can be found at "Learn Indian Languages"

Alternate names for Bengali include Bangla, Banga-Bhasa, and Bangala


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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