Definition of Bangladesh in US English:

Bangladesh

proper noun

  • A country in southern Asia, in the Ganges River delta, on the Bay of Bengal; population 161,000,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Dhaka; official language, Bengali.

    Formerly part of British India, the region, as East Pakistan, became one of the two geographical units of Pakistan. After civil war, the independent republic of Bangladesh was proclaimed in 1971. Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal cause repeated devastation to the country

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