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Peace Corps Bangladesh Welcome Book | October 2005

Peace Corps Bangladesh Welcome Book | October 2005

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Peace Corps Bangladesh Welcome Book

Peace Corps Bangladesh Welcome Book

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Jun 13, 2010
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Bengalis make up the largest ethnic group in Bangladesh, con-

stituting 98 percent of the population. In addition, there are

Biharis (some of whom consider themselves stranded

Pakistanis), whose ancestors immigrated from the northeast

Indian state of Bihar, and the unique tribal peoples of the Hill

Tract regions in the north and east. Bangla (also known as

Bengali), the national language, is spoken throughout the

country, as well as in eastern India. The dominant religion is

Islam (83 percent), with a sizable population (16 percent) of

Hindus. Buddhists, Christians, and others make up 1 percent

of the population.

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