- republic in S Asia, N of the Bay of Bengal: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations; a former province of Pakistan. 54,501 sq. mi. (141,158 sq. km). Capital: Dhaka.
Examples from the Web for bangladesh
In Malaysia and Bangladesh, a devastating infectious neurological disease emerged just a few years after Hendra.Bats’ Link to Ebola Finally Solved
November 12, 2014
According to the airport authority, two passengers from Bangladesh—a mother and daughter—started exhibiting Ebola symptoms.Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 15, 2014
Hasan Elahi fell in love with country music almost as soon as he immigrated to New York City from Bangladesh when he was 7.Art in the Age of National Security
Terry Greene Sterling
September 26, 2014
But I can easily imagine him performing at the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh or at other philanthropic music events.What if Jazz Giant John Coltrane Had Lived?
September 14, 2014
On Sunday, Bangladesh held the 10th general election since it became an independent state.Bangladesh’s Radical Islamists Get U.S. Backing
January 12, 2014
- a republic in S Asia: formerly the Eastern Province of Pakistan; became independent in 1971 after civil war and the defeat of Pakistan by India; consists of the plains and vast deltas of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers; prone to flooding: economy based on jute and jute products (over 70 per cent of world production); a member of the Commonwealth. Language: Bengali. Religion: Muslim. Currency: taka. Capital: Dhaka. Pop: 163 654 860 (2013 est). Area: 142 797 sq km (55 126 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for bangladesh
nation formed 1971 from former East Pakistan, from Bengali for "Bengali country," from Bangla "Bengali" + desh "country."