Bengali

Bengali translation services

Classification

Indo-European > Indic

Script

Bengali

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

170 million

Other names

Bangla

Official language

Bangladesh, India

Interesting Fact

Bengali has about 100,000 words, only a quarter of which are native. Half of Bengali words are borrowed from Sanskrit, and the rest from other languages.

Profile

Bengali is spoken in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam where it is an official language. It is also, coincidentally, spoken in Bangladesh as the national language. In India, Bengali is the second most spoken language and with 250 million native speakers, it is the world’s 7th most spoken language. In the UK, Bengali was the 5th most spoken language in 2011.

There are several dialects and two styles of writing. Words used by Bengali speakers differ according to the speaker’s religion. For example, a Hindu would generally use words derived from Sanskrit, and Muslims would most likely use words from Persian and Arabic origin.

 

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Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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