Language Scientific’s Bengali Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Bengali translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Bengali. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Bengali language services including:

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Bengali (Bangla) Language Statistics/Facts:

Over 250 million people in the world speak Bengali (or Bangla); 220 million of these people are native speakers. Bengali is the seventh most spoken language in the world. Bengali evolved around 1000 CE from middle Indo-Aryan dialects. The Bangla language is typically associated with the Muslim faith.

Bengali is native to the region of Eastern South Asia called Bengal, which is comprised of the present day country of Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam. Bengali is the official language of Bangladesh as well as the mentioned Indian states.

The Bangla Academy of Bangladesh and the Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi in West Bengal regulate and work towards prescribing the Bengali language.

While the people of Bengal primarily speak Bengali, Bengali emigrants also speak it in a number of countries around the world, with the greatest populations in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Bengali is considered to be a part of a dialect continuum, or a range of dialects over a geographic area, where the neighboring dialect is not drastically different, however as one travels farther in any direction the dialects become unintelligible. Listed below are the regions and their dialects of Bengali.

There are two written forms of Bengali- Shadhubhasha and Choltibhasha. Most people are fluent in Choltibhasha and more than one dialect.

Bengali (Bangla) Dialects:

Dialect Region
Northern Dinaipur, Pabna, Bogra, Malda, Rangpur
Western Manbhumi, Hajong, Chakma
Southern/Eastern Manikgani, Mymensingh, Munshigani, Comilla, Noakhali, Barsial, Faridpur, Sylhet, Chittagong, Chuadanga, Khulna, Jessore

 

Countries where Bengali is spoken:

  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • South Korea
  • Bangladesh
  • Malaysia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Canada
  • Maldives
  • Sierra Leone
  • United Kingdom
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • Italy
  • Oman

Bengali (Bangla) Speaking Country Data:

Country:Bangladesh

Capital: Dhaka
Population: 157,826,578
Parliamentary Republic: President Abdul Hamid
Currency: Taka
GDP (ppp): $3,900
Unemployment: 4.9%
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Industries: Jute, cotton, garments, paper, leather, fertilizer, iron and steel, cement, petroleum products, tobacco, drugs and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, tea, salt, sugar, edible oils, soap and detergent, fabricated metal products, electricity, natural gas

Country:India

Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1,281,935,911
Constitutional Republic: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Currency: Indian Rupee
GDP (ppp): $6,600
Unemployment: 5.0%
Government Type:  Constitutional Republic
Industries: Steel, engineering and machine tools, electronics, computer software, research and development, textiles, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, automotive, manufacturing, communication, construction, power, chemical

Bengali (Bangla) History

Millions of people have been speaking Bengali dialects for thousands of years. The history of Bengali is as unique as the people that speak it. There are three major periods of Bengali history: old, middle and new.

The “old” Bengali history, from 900-1400 AD, includes texts and devotion songs. The Kamrupi language heavily influenced this period. During this period we see the emergence of pronouns and a change in verb inflections.

For the next 400 years between 1400 and 1800 AD, during the middle period, the Persians heavily influenced the language and there was a spread of compound verbs.

Finally, in the new period, from 1800 to the present day we have seen a shortening of verbs and pronouns. This new period has also been marked by an attempt to standardize the language. Also during this period was the Bengali Renaissance in an effort to move toward western thinking. Leaders were against Hindu beliefs and opened up to Christian missionaries and their practices. The ideas were born in the Bengal region, but consequently spread across India.

There are two written forms of Bengali—Shadhubhasha and Choltibhasha. Today, Choltibhasha is more common and most people are fluent in this style. Shadhubhasha is no longer used and is considered the older style of writing, with longer verb inflections. It evolved from Brahmic script and uses no distinct upper or lower case forms. It uses more Pali and Sanskrit vocabulary than Choltibhasha. The national anthem and song of India were composed in the older written form. Until the 18th century, Bengali grammar rules went undocumented. A Portuguese missionary wrote the first Bengali dictionary, which was written in Portuguese.

Although the first dictionary was not created until the 18th century, the earliest Bengali written works originate from the 10th and 11th centuries. They consist of a collection of Buddhist songs. After this, Bengali literature is broken up into two periods medieval and modern. The medieval period, from 1360 to 1800, encompasses both religious and secular texts and includes poetry, religious scripture, Islamic epics and translation of other texts. From 1800 on, novels, playwrights and essays became more prominent in Bengali literature.

The Bengali alphabet includes 28 consonants and 13 vowels, including 6 nasalized vowels. The stress on words is typically initial and the secondary stress falls on odd numbered syllables thereafter. The language does not allow for consonant clusters and words borrowed from other languages are typically changed to fit this rule. The language follows a subject-object-verb word order.

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