Bangladesh wants Bangla as an official UN language: Sheikh Hasina

Source: The Times of India

 Feb 19, 2012, 06.46PM IST

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that Bangladesh was working to make Bangla an official UN language considering the vast number of its speakers and its rich literary heritage.

Bangladesh is trying to establish Bangla as one of the official languages of the United Nations, Hasina said while inaugurating the first International Bangali Conference here.

Bangla, which is spoken by at least 300 million people on the Indian subcontinent, is the national language of Bangladesh as well as the main language in West Bengal. It is also widely spoken in Assam and Tripura.

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Bangla is the 6th most spoken language in the world and with 300 plus million native speakers it should be a no brainer for UN to adopt! 

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