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Bengali   /bɛŋgˈɑli/   Listen

Of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its people.

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"Bengali" Quotes from Famous Books

... paper in his own handwriting tells us that he knew critically eight languages,—English, Latin, French, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Persian, and Sanskrit; less perfectly eight others,—Spanish, Portuguese, German, Runic, Hebrew, Bengali, Hindi, Turkish; and was moderately familiar with twelve more,—Tibetian, Pali, Phalavi, Deri, Russian, Syriac, Ethiopic, Coptic, Welsh, Swedish, Dutch, and Chinese. There have been, perhaps, other scholars who have known as many tongues as this. But usually they ...
— Ten Great Religions - An Essay in Comparative Theology • James Freeman Clarke

... of Bengal should be hastened, however imperceptibly, by all that he could do to purify and intensify his infinitesimal share of the force that was to bring it about. Meanwhile he made friends with the fathers of Bengali schoolboys, who appreciated his manners, and sent him with urbanity flat baskets of mangoes and nuts and oranges, pomegranates from Persia, and little round boxes of white grapes in sawdust from Kabul. He seldom dwelt upon the converts that already testified to the success of the mission; it might ...
— The Path of a Star • Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)

... existence in 1971 when Bengali East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan. About a third of this extremely poor country floods annually during the monsoon ...
— The 2003 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

... similar to these is to be found in McCulloch's "Bengali Household Tales," No. III; it is also connected with the Dr. Knowall cycle (our No. 1). Caballero has a Spanish story (see Ingram, "Dame Fortune and Don Money"). For a discussion of the continuously unlucky hero, see Clouston 2, 489-493. ...
— Filipino Popular Tales • Dean S. Fansler

Words linked to "Bengali" :   ethnos, Bangla, ethnic group, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Asiatic, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, Hindooism, Magadhan, Asian, Bengal, Bangla Desh, Hinduism

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