People of Bangladesh
The Citizens of Bangladesh are known as Bangladeshis. With the independence in 1971, the people of this region were formed as Bangladeshis (Former: East Pakistan). The name came from the Bengal/Bangla. According to the population, Bangladesh is placed 8th in the world. In 2018, the population is nearly 16.5 crore, and 98 percent of them are Bengalis – their mother tongue is Bangla. 90.4% of the population of Bangladesh are Muslims. At the same time, it has other religions, including Hindus (8.5%), Buddhists (0.6%), and Christians (0.4%). Bangladesh has some tribal people, including Chakma, Marma or Garo and there are nearly a million. On the other hand, Bangladesh has 2.5 Million Minorities, including Biharis. Another key point is that most of Bangladeshi Muslims are Sunnis, and there are fewer number people in Shiha Community. It is important to realize Bangladeshis are also familiar with the names of Bangalees, East Bengalis, and Bengals.
The official language from all over the country is Bangla/Bengali. For all the officials or government purposes, Bangla gets the high priority. It is important to realize that the Bengali language is very rich in culture and tradition. The contribution to poetry, literature or music is very outstanding. Bangla literature has two world-famous writers/poets named Rabindranath Tagore, who is a Nobel laureate and Kazi Nazrul Islam, who is known as a rebel poet and a voice of Bangladeshi people. At the same time, the Bangla language has several regional dialects and is very rich. For example, the dialects of the Sylhet region, Chittagong region, and Noakhali region. The linguist thinks the dialects have an influence on the Arab-Persian language. The use of English in the Bangla language is also noticeable. The impact of the West is the main reason here, and English is thought of as the essential language.
The tribal people of Bangladesh live in the Chittagong hilly areas, and some of them are from Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rajshahi regions. It has nearly 1 Million tribal people, and 80% of them are living in rural settings. Most of the tribal people have come from Sino-Tibetan descent and have the appearance of distinctive Mongoloid. They have their own culture, traditions and habitual behavior. They follow different cultures and traditions for birth and death rites or marriage celebrations. They can talk fluently in Bengali. At the same time, they practice the Tibeto-Burman languages. Most of them are Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian. Though differing from the community, they have their own religious belief and festivals.
The most massive tribal people in Bangladesh are Chakmas, Tipperas (or Tipras), Marmas (or Maghs), and Mros (or Moorings). They can easily be distinguished from one community to another by their different types of dialect, dress, and tribal culture. From the tribal community, the Chakmas and the Marmas are very active in organizational activities. Others also follow distinct clans and traditions in their own way. The Chakmas can easily mix with the local Bengalis, and other tribal communities follow the same rules. The tribal people live in the hilly areas, and they participate in official work without any discrimination in Bangladesh.
The People of Bangladesh are very simple, and they lead a happy life with their family. They like to maintain the community, and most of the people do not try to think big. They cultivate the crops and pass the time in the field. 36.5% of people in Bangladesh live in the urban areas. Most of them do the business and others are working with the governments or private company. The education rate is increasing, and the primary education is free for all. Though the unemployment rate is huge, if the Government can use them by creating the workspace, they can lead the world. The median age in Bangladesh is very hopeful, and it is nearly 26 years.
It is familiar to the world that the people of Bangladesh are very hospitable. They support friends, family, and neighbors as well as foreign people. They love to stay satisfied with what they have. They are cordial with the minorities. Day by day, technology integration is increasing, and most of the place is under 4G network. Recently, Bangladesh has achieved the recognition of an earning Country.
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