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Geographically, it is made up by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta system, the largest such formation in the world; along with mountains in its north bordering the Himalayan states of Nepal and Bhutan and east bordering Myanmar. The predominant ethnolinguistic group is the Bengali people , who speak the Indo-Aryan Bengali language. Dense woodlands, including hilly rainforests , cover Bengal's northern and eastern areas; while an elevated forested plateau covers its central area. In the littoral southwest are the Sundarbans , the world's largest mangrove forest and home of the Bengal tiger. At times an independent regional empire, Bengal was a leading power in South Asia and later the Islamic East, with extensive trade networks. In antiquity, its kingdoms were known as seafaring nations. Bengal was known to the Greeks as Gangaridai , notable for mighty military power.
A drunk female tourist has sparked outrage after stripping off and climbing on to a Buddhist shrine before chanting, ranting and swearing while swigging a beer. Farah Haque, 28, reportedly originally from Bangladesh, was caught on camera as she climbed onto the religious site in Chiang Mai of northern Thailand on Monday evening, according to reports in the Sun and the Daily Mail, among other outlets. The Sun reports that Ms. Haque is from Bangladesh, although that fact has not been independently corroborated by Dhaka Tribune.
It is the most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and the second most widely spoken of the 22 scheduled languages of India , after Hindi. With approximately million native speakers and another 37 million as second language speakers,   Bengali is the fifth most-spoken native language and the seventh most spoken language by total number of speakers in the world. It is the most widely spoken language in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well in the Bay of Bengal,  and is spoken by significant populations in other states including Arunachal Pradesh , Delhi , Chhattisgarh , Jharkhand , Meghalaya , Mizoram , Nagaland and Uttarakhand. Bengali has developed over the course of more than 1, years. Bengali literature , with its millennium-old literary history, has extensively developed since the Bengali Renaissance and is one of the most prolific and diverse literary traditions in Asia.