Bengali Hindus are ethnic Bengali adherents of Hinduism, belonging to the Indo-Aryan people native to the Bengal region of the Indian Subcontinent. The Bengali Hindus along with other related ethno-linguistic groups constitute the vast majority of Hindus. Bengali Hindus speak Bengali, which is classified as a part of the Indo-Aryan language family and adhere to the Shakta and Vaishnava traditions of their native religion Hinduism.

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  • Bengali Hindus are ethnic Bengali adherents of Hinduism, belonging to the Indo-Aryan people native to the Bengal region of the Indian Subcontinent. The Bengali Hindus along with other related ethno-linguistic groups constitute the vast majority of Hindus. Bengali Hindus speak Bengali, which is classified as a part of the Indo-Aryan language family and adhere to the Shakta and Vaishnava traditions of their native religion Hinduism. Around 8th century, Bengali branched off from Magadhi Prakrit, a derivative from Sanskrit that was prevalent in the eastern region of the Indian Subcontinent at that time. During the Pala and the Sena period the Bengali culture developed into a distinct culture within the Hindu civilization. In the subsequent centuries of foreign occupation and struggle for independence, the Bengali Hindu culture remained dormant, only to revive itself in the 19th century in the form of Bengal Renaissance. However, as a consequence of the extended periods of foreign occupation, a community of Bengali speaking Muslims evolved, socially and culturally different from the Bengali Hindu people. The Bengali Hindus fought for the independence of India from the British rule alongside the Bengali Muslims. The province of Bengal was partitioned between Bengali Hindus and Bengali Muslims into West Bengal and East Bengal. Millions of Bengali Hindus migrated from East Bengal and settled in West Bengal and other states of India. The migration continued in waves through the fifties and sixties, especially during the genocides of 1950 and 1964. During the Bangladesh Liberation War, an estimated 2.4 million Bengali Hindus were massacred by the Pakistani army. The Bengali Hindu population is mainly concentrated in the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh. While in the Indian states of West Bengal and Tripura they are in majority, in the other Indian states like Assam, Meghalaya, Jharkhand and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands they form a significant linguistic minority. The Bengali Hindus thus constitute a minority ethnic group both in India and Bangladesh, forming less than 10% of the population in both the countries. From the sixties, the Bengali Hindus began to emigrate to the West, mostly to pursue higher studies and later to the Middle East, in search of lucrative careers. This gave rise to a sizeable expatriate Bengali Hindu population in the West and the Middle East.
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  • Bengali Hindus are ethnic Bengali adherents of Hinduism, belonging to the Indo-Aryan people native to the Bengal region of the Indian Subcontinent. The Bengali Hindus along with other related ethno-linguistic groups constitute the vast majority of Hindus. Bengali Hindus speak Bengali, which is classified as a part of the Indo-Aryan language family and adhere to the Shakta and Vaishnava traditions of their native religion Hinduism.
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