Bengali

[ ben-gaw-lee, -gah-, beng- ]
/ bɛnˈgɔ li, -ˈgɑ-, bɛŋ- /

noun

a native or an inhabitant of Bengal; Bengalese.
an Indic language spoken in E India and Bangladesh.

adjective

of or relating to Bengal, its inhabitants, or their language; Bengalese.

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Bengalee

or Ben·ga·li

[ ben-gaw-lee, -gah-, beng- ]
/ bɛnˈgɔ li, -ˈgɑ-, bɛŋ- /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh.
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Bengali
/ (bɛnˈɡɔːlɪ, bɛŋ-) /

noun

a member of a people living chiefly in Bangladesh and in West Bengal. The West Bengalis are mainly Hindus; the East Bengalis of Bangladesh are mainly Muslims
Also called: Bangla the language of this people: the official language of Bangladesh and the chief language of West Bengal; it belongs to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family

adjective

of or relating to Bengal, the Bengalis, or their language
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