Importance Of Language In Bangladesh

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Language: The official language of Bangladesh is Bengali, which is also the most common language spoken in the country by approximately 98% of the people. Besides Bengali, there are 38 other languages that are spoken in Bangladesh………………………Bangladesh’s population is 89.1% Muslim, 10% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, and 0.4% Christian, Sikhs, animists and atheists. The precise percentage of Christians, Sikhs, animists, and atheists is not clear. The population of Bangladesh is almost ethnically homogenous, but there are some ethnic groups that live in the country. About 98% of the people have Bengali ethnicity. The Bengali group is part of the Indo-Aryan ethnic group which is native to Bangladesh. They represent the 3rd largest ethnic group in the world. Ranked number 2 and 3 are the Bihari ethnic group and the Chakma ethnic group both at 0.3%. Both are tribal groups, however the Bihari ethnic group remains stateless today while the Chakma group mainly populates the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Ranked from numbers 4 through 10 are the ethnic groups of Meitei, Khasi, Garo, Munda, Santhal, Oroan, and Rohingya all at 0.1%. Bangladesh has a very rich and unique culture which is reflected through clothing, food, art, festivals, holidays, music, dance, and architecture. Clothing, one of the most significant aspects of their culture, defines each and every Bangladeshi. Since Bangladesh is predominantly a Muslim and conservative country, the women have to maintain a conservative dress standard by
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