In multi-linguistic South Asia, Bangla is the language of two nations, India and Bangladesh. With about 220 million native and about 250 million total speakers, Bangla is one of the most spoken languages, ranked seventh in the world. 

For those interested in economics, employment and labor rights, nutritional sciences and development sociology knowing Bangla gives an advantage. Consequently, anyone considering a global career in health care, government service, law, business or a discipline where communicating with other people is important will find Bangla a great resource.

Bengali language resources:

Affiliated Area Programs

South Asia Program

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Razima Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer

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