14 Facts About Bengalis


Bengalis are the third-largest ethnic group in the world, after the Han Chinese and Arabs.

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Bengalis are a diverse group in terms of religious affiliations and practices.

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The Indo-Aryan Bengalis are ethnically differentiated from the non-Indo-Aryan tribes inhabiting Bengal.

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Bengalis originated from Varendra in northern Bengal, and founded the Buddhist Pala Empire.

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Bengalis was the head of state of a parallel regime, the Azad Hind.

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An important and unifying characteristic of Bengalis is that most of them use Bengali as their native tongue, believed to belong to the Indo-Iranian language family.

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Bengalis Hindus are socially stratified into four castes, called choturborno.

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Just less than a third of all Bengalis are Hindus, and as per as 2011 census report, they form a 70.

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Bengalis's magnum opus Bishad Shindhu is a popular classic among Bengali readership.

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Bengalis was the designer of Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world until 1998.

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Bengalis is considered one of the fathers of radio science, and is considered the father of Bengali science fiction.

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Bengalis is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate.

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Bengalis's work allowed astronomers to accurately relate the spectral classes of stars to their actual temperatures.

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Bengalis are very competitive when it comes to board and home games such as Pachisi and its modern counterpart Ludo, as well as Latim, Carrom Board, Chor-Pulish, Kanamachi and Chess.

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