Bengali Americans

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Bengali Americans
Total population
Regions with significant populations
New York City[1]
American English, Bengali
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Bangladeshi Americans, Indian Americans

Bengali Americans (Bengali: মার্কিন বাঙ্গালী) are Americans of Bengali ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage and identity. They trace their ancestry to the historic ethno-linguistic region of Bengal in South Asia (now divided between India and Bangladesh).

Bengali Americans may refer to-

Notable people[edit]

Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), was designed by Fazlur Rahman Khan. It was the tallest building in the world for over two decades.


  1. ^ "More Foreign-Born Immigrants Live In NYC Than There Are People In Chicago". Huffington Post. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2015. Over 40 percent of the United States' Bengali population lives in New York City. 
  2. ^ Joe Malinconico and Charlie Kratovil (9 May 2012). "Paterson's Bengali Community Takes Pride in Akhtaruzzaman's Upset Victory". The Alternative Press. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "In Memoriam Kali S. Banerjee". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "News at Old Dominion University". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.