Sylheti

Sylheti translation services

Classification

Indo-European > Indic

Script

Bengali

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

10 million

Other names

Official language

Also spoken

Bangladesh

Interesting Fact

The Sylheti language of Bangladesh shares 80% of its vocabulary with Bengali.

Profile

Sylheti is an Indo-Aryan language that is a member of an Indo-European language group. Other branches of the Indo-European language group include Celtic, Germanic, Balto-Slavic and Indo-Aryan to name but a few.

Sylheti originally developed from Hindustani (Hindi/Urdu) spoken in India and Bangladesh. It is often considered as a dialect of Bengali and, although it is not mutually intelligible with Standard Bengali, 80% of Sylheti vocabulary is shared with Bengali.

Sylheti used to be written with its own script; however, this script is now nearly extinct. Sylheti is now normally written with the Bengali script due to a policy of the Government of Bangladesh to promote a unified Bengali identity.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Localization / Transcreation / Foreign Language Authoring / Translation Quality Assurance / Terminology / Glossaries / Editing / Braille / Sign Language Interpreting / Daisy / Moon / Bilingual and Monolingual Proofreading / Machine Translation / Subtitling / Voice-overs / Multilingual Desktop Publishing / Transcription / Easy Print / Tactile / Diagrams / E-text

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