Definitions for Bengalbɛnˈgɔl, -ˈgɑl, bɛŋ-; ˈbɛn gəl, ˈbɛŋ-
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a region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose western part is included in India
A short-haired domestic cat breed, which originated in the United States.
A cat of this breed.
A region in the northeast of South Asia.
A player on the team The Cincinnati Bengals.
Jones became a Bengal in a trade for Smith.
a province in India, giving its name to various stuffs, animals, etc
a thin stuff, made of silk and hair, originally brought from Bengal
striped gingham, originally brought from Bengal; Bengal stripes
Bengal is a historical and geographical ethno-linguistic region in South Asia, forming an eastern region of the Indian subcontinent, at the apex of the Bay of Bengal. Today, the region is divided between the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Republic of India. Within India, the Bengali-sphere consists of the states of West Bengal and Tripura, as well as the Barak Valley in South Assam and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The region is native to the Bengali people, who speak the Indo-Aryan Bengali language, as well as various indigenous minorities, including the Santal, Chakma, Tripuri, Garo and Marma peoples. The region of Bengal is one of the most densely populated regions on Earth, with an estimated population of more than 250 million people and a population density exceeding 900/km². Most of the Bengal region lies in the low-lying Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta or Ganges Delta, the world's largest delta. In the southern part of the delta lies the Sundarbans—the world's largest mangrove forest and home of the Bengal tiger. In the coastal southeast lies Cox's Bazar, the world's longest beach with a length of 120 km. Though the population of the region is mostly rural and agrarian, two megacities, Kolkata and Dhaka; are located in Bengal. The Bengal region is renowned for its rich literary and cultural heritage; as well as its immense political and intellectual contribution to South Asian history, through the Bengal Renaissance and revolutionary activities; and its central role in the Indian independence movement; the Bengali language movement and the liberation of Bangladesh.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of the three Indian presidencies, but more particularly a province lying in the plain of the Lower Ganges and the delta of the Ganges-Brahmaputra, with the Himalayas on the N. At the base of the mountains are great forests; along the seaboard dense jungles. The climate is hot and humid, drier at Behar, and passing through every gradation up to the snow-line. The people are engaged in agriculture, raising indigo, jute, opium, rice, tea, cotton, sugar, &c. Coal, iron, and copper mines are worked in Burdwân. The manufactures are of cotton and jute. The population is mixed in blood and speech, but Hindus speaking Bengali predominate. Education is further advanced than elsewhere; there are fine colleges affiliated to Calcutta University, and many other scholastic institutions. The capital, Calcutta, is the capital of India; the next town in size is Patna (165).
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