Bengali Muslims are an ethnic, linguistic, and religious population who make up the majority of Bangladesh's citizens and the largest minority in the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. Ethnic Bengalis who adhere to Islam, they speak the secular Bengali language, which is written with the indigenous Bengali alphabet. They form the second largest Muslim ethnolinguistic group in the world (after Arab Muslims). Most Bengali Muslims are members of the Sunni branch of Islam. A minority are members of the Shia and Ahmadiya branches.

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  • Bengali Muslims are an ethnic, linguistic, and religious population who make up the majority of Bangladesh's citizens and the largest minority in the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. Ethnic Bengalis who adhere to Islam, they speak the secular Bengali language, which is written with the indigenous Bengali alphabet. They form the second largest Muslim ethnolinguistic group in the world (after Arab Muslims). Most Bengali Muslims are members of the Sunni branch of Islam. A minority are members of the Shia and Ahmadiya branches. Bengal was a leading power of the medieval Islamic East. The Bengali Muslim population emerged as a synthesis of Islamic and Bengali cultures. After the Partition of British India in 1947, they comprised the demographic majority of Pakistan until the independence of East Pakistan (historic East Bengal) as Bangladesh in 1971. Bengali Muslims are now concentrated in Bangladesh. (en)
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  • Muslim-majority districts of Bengal highlighted in green on a map in 1909
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  • Bengali Muslims are an ethnic, linguistic, and religious population who make up the majority of Bangladesh's citizens and the largest minority in the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. Ethnic Bengalis who adhere to Islam, they speak the secular Bengali language, which is written with the indigenous Bengali alphabet. They form the second largest Muslim ethnolinguistic group in the world (after Arab Muslims). Most Bengali Muslims are members of the Sunni branch of Islam. A minority are members of the Shia and Ahmadiya branches. (en)
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  • Bengali Muslims (en)
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  • Bengali Muslims (en)
  • BengaliMussalmans (en)
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