|Region||Bangladesh and India|
|250–300 million (2017)|
(L1 plus L2 speakers)
|Eastern Nagari script (Bengali alphabet)|
|Bengali signed forms|
Official language in
India (in West Bengal, Tripura and Barak Valley)
|Regulated by||Bangla Academy|
Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi
Bengali speaking region of South Asia
|Part of a series on|
|Constitutionally recognised languages of India|
Almost all of the people in Bangladesh speak Bengali, and many famous books and poems are written in Bengali. Rabindranath Tagore was a famous poet who wrote in Bengali. Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The national anthems of both India and Bangladesh were written in this language.
- "Article 3. The state language". The CBalto-onstitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. bdlaws.minlaw.gov.bd. Ministry of Law, The People's Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
- "Scheduled Languages in descending order of speaker's strength - 2011" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 29 June 2018.
- Bengali at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
- "Bangla Sign Language Dictionary". www.scribd.com. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- "Statistical Summaries". Ethnologue. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
- "Statement by Hon'ble Foreign Minister on Second Bangladesh-India Track II dialogue at BRAC Centre on 07 August, 2005". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2008-05-27.