1. The Bengali language, also known as Bangla, the official language of Bangladesh and the main language in the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal. It is the second most spoken language in India after Hindi and belongs to the Indo-Aryan family of languages (which includes Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi and Nepali).
2. A person from either West Bengal or Bangladesh who natively speaks the Bengali language. Prominent Bengali people include Ravi Shankar, an instrumentalist, Irene Khan, the current and seventh Secretary General of Amnesty International, a human rights organization, and, of course, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from The Simpsons.
1. Apni-ki Bangla bolte paren? (Can you speak Bengali?)
2. Ravi Shankar played the score from the film Gandhi with George Fenton.
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