In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Bangladesh

The biggest languages present in Bangladesh include:

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Chittagonian
  • Rangpuri
  • Santali

The sole official language of the country is Bengali.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

Bengali

Bengali is a Indo-Iranian language, which is a branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the sole official language of Bangladesh.

Bengali language summary
Number of speakers worldwide267 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingBengali abugida
Major Bengali-speaking populations in:2 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Approximately 267 million people in more than 2 countries speak Bengali as either the first or a second language. Examples of countries, where Bengali has a major presence, include:

  • Bangladesh
  • India

Almost everyone in Bangladesh speaks Bengali at least to some extent. It makes the language a safe choice for localization in the Bangladeshi market.

Writing

The Bengali abugida is used for writing the Bengali language. It employs the standard version of the script with no additional, language-specific symbols.

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English

English is a Germanic language, closely related to Swedish, German, Dutch, Icelandic, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It has no country-wide official status in Bangladesh.

English language summary
Number of speakers worldwide1.15 billion
Language familyIndo-European
WritingEnglish alphabet
Major English-speaking populations in:35 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

More than a billion people use English as their language of day-to-day communication. Examples of countries, where English has a major presence, include:

  • Russia
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Hong Kong

More than 29.64 million residents of Bangladesh understand English.

Writing

The English alphabet is used for writing the English language. It employs the standard version of the script with no additional, language-specific symbols.

Translation services

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