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Bengali Language Resources

snake2Bengali (or Bangla) is an eastern Indo-Aryan language. It is native to the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, which comprises present day Bangladesh, the Indian state of West Bengal, and parts of the Indian states of Tripura and Assam. It is written with the Bengali script. With nearly 230 million total speakers, Bengali is one of the most spoken languages (ranking sixth) in the world. Resources in the Language Resources Centre

Bengali Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Bengali that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:


  • Book
  • Audio CD/DVD
  • Films/TV

In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.

Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.



Bengali Script
This website provides an introduction to the Bengali script, consonants, vowels and numerals, as well as an audio picture alphabet.

A short introduction to Bengali
A very useful website covering the basics, from pronunciation, syntax, adjectives to verbs.

Virtual Bangladesh
Five lessons, a list of useful words and ohrases and an English to Bengali dictionary.



BBC Bengali
The Bengali web presence of the BBC

Bengali Podcasts
A collection of videos and podcasts on a variety of topics such as pronunciation, grammar, conversation and vocabulary. Ideal for learners at all levels.

Study Bengali at King's


Evening Language Courses
Members of the public can study Bengali at King's at beginner levels.

Tailor-made Tuition
We offer tailor-made courses in Bengali for individuals and groups.

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