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Etymology Edit

Equivalent to Bengal +‎ -i. Compare Assamese বঙালী (boṅali), Hindi बंगाली (baṅgālī), Bengali বাঙ্গালী (baṅgalī), Classical Persian بنگالی(bangālī), Sylheti ꠛꠦꠋꠉꠟꠤ (beṅgoli).

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Adjective Edit

Bengali (not comparable)

  1. Of, from or pertaining to Bengal or the Bengalis.
    • 2016 February 19, Ahmad Ibrahim, “How to Kill a Language”, in The Daily Star[1]:
      Ethnologue, the web-based publication, estimates that there are around 41 languages in Bangladesh and all of them are living. However, 8 of them are in danger of extinction. These include Khiang, Murong, Bawm, Pangkhua among others. It is ironic to think that a nation that fought for the right to speak a language, the first recorded instance of this in history, is the same nation that internally follows an agenda of Bengali supremacy.

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Noun Edit

Bengali (countable and uncountable, plural Bengalis)

  1. (countable) A person from Bengal or of Bengali descent.
  2. (uncountable) A language spoken in Bangladesh and the states of Assam, Tripura and West Bengal, India.
  3. (uncountable) A village in Nancowry, Nicobar district, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

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Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeŋːɑli/, [ˈbe̞ŋːɑ̝li]
  • Rhymes: -eŋːɑli
  • Syllabification(key): Ben‧ga‧li

Proper noun Edit


  1. Alternative spelling of Bengal (region of South Asia)

Declension Edit

Inflection of Bengali (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Bengali
genitive Bengalin
partitive Bengalia
illative Bengaliin
singular plural
nominative Bengali
accusative nom. Bengali
gen. Bengalin
genitive Bengalin
partitive Bengalia
inessive Bengalissa
elative Bengalista
illative Bengaliin
adessive Bengalilla
ablative Bengalilta
allative Bengalille
essive Bengalina
translative Bengaliksi
abessive Bengalitta
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Bengali (type risti)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Bengalini
accusative nom. Bengalini
gen. Bengalini
genitive Bengalini
partitive Bengaliani
inessive Bengalissani
elative Bengalistani
illative Bengaliini
adessive Bengalillani
ablative Bengaliltani
allative Bengalilleni
essive Bengalinani
translative Bengalikseni
abessive Bengalittani
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Bengalisi
accusative nom. Bengalisi
gen. Bengalisi
genitive Bengalisi
partitive Bengaliasi
inessive Bengalissasi
elative Bengalistasi
illative Bengaliisi
adessive Bengalillasi
ablative Bengaliltasi
allative Bengalillesi
essive Bengalinasi
translative Bengaliksesi
abessive Bengalittasi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Bengalimme
accusative nom. Bengalimme
gen. Bengalimme
genitive Bengalimme
partitive Bengaliamme
inessive Bengalissamme
elative Bengalistamme
illative Bengaliimme
adessive Bengalillamme
ablative Bengaliltamme
allative Bengalillemme
essive Bengalinamme
translative Bengaliksemme
abessive Bengalittamme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Bengalinne
accusative nom. Bengalinne
gen. Bengalinne
genitive Bengalinne
partitive Bengalianne
inessive Bengalissanne
elative Bengalistanne
illative Bengaliinne
adessive Bengalillanne
ablative Bengaliltanne
allative Bengalillenne
essive Bengalinanne
translative Bengaliksenne
abessive Bengalittanne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Bengalinsa
accusative nom. Bengalinsa
gen. Bengalinsa
genitive Bengalinsa
partitive Bengaliaan
inessive Bengalissaan
elative Bengalistaan
illative Bengaliinsa
adessive Bengalillaan
ablative Bengaliltaan
allative Bengalilleen
essive Bengalinaan
translative Bengalikseen
abessive Bengalittaan

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