In multi-linguistic South Asia, Bengali is the language of two nations, India and Bangladesh. With about 220 million native and about 250 million total speakers, Bengali 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 Bengali 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 Bengali a great resource.

Bengali language resources:

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South Asia Program

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Razima Chowdhury

Senior Lecturer

  • Asian Studies

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