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Bengali ‘should be UN language’

Posted on: 23/12/2009

The assembly in the Indian state of West Bengal has passed a resolution backing Bangladesh’s call for Bengali to be made an official UN language.

Bangladesh’s parliament made its call in April. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina argued in support of the motion before the General Assembly in September.

Bengali is spoken by more than 250 million people around the world.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8425744.stm

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