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I Am Bangladeshi: 7 Questions People Ask About Bangladeshis

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I Am Bangladeshi: 7 Questions People Ask About Bangladeshis
Ahmed Hasan

As a Bangladeshi, I'm used to being asked a variety of questions. Especially when I wanted to represent Bangladesh. Usually, the questions come from different ages of people. Bangladesh is a South-Asian country. Here are 7 issues that we are frequently asked about.

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1. Are you Indian?

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No, I am not. Bangladesh is an independent country that has borders with India and has gained its independence in 1971. We had a nine-month-long Liberation War to gain independence and we sacrificed blood in this war.

2. Does everyone talk in English?

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Not everyone in our country talks in English. English is mostly used in schools and offices to some extent. Bengali is our first language, our mother tongue. We, Bangladeshis, sacrificed lives for gaining Bengali as our national language. The endonym of Bengali is Bangla.

3. Does everyone understand English?

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Some people can understand the basics of English that helps them to interact with the travelers. Some people can understand and can fluently talk in English. Some of these people are presenting my country worldwide and also dealing with foreign clients.

4. Is everyone Muslim there?

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Not everyone is Muslim here. We have Hindus (12%), Buddhists (1%), Christians (0.5%), and Others (0.5%) along with the 86% Muslims. We have neighbors of different religions. We use to live together without hampering our religious beliefs. We also celebrate festivals like Pahela Baishakh (1st day of Bengali Year), Pahela Falgun (1st day of the last month of Bengali Year), and so on together.

5. Are all of you from Dhaka?

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No, all of us are not from Dhaka. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh and one of the division is named as Dhaka. Our country is divided into 8 divisions, namely: Barishal (Barisal), Chattagram (Chittagong), Dhaka, Khulna, Maymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet. These divisions are also divided into 64 districts. People can come from any corner of my country.

6. Do you always have Curry for every meal?

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We sometimes have curry as our meal. There are different types of curry that we usually have: beef curry, chicken curry, vegetable curry, mutton curry, etc. However, this is not the only item we have for our meal. Some people have salad, while others have fast food for their meal.

7. Do you commonly use Rickshaw?

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Yes, Rickshaw is a common mode of public transportation in our country, but not the only one. We also use Cars, Buses, and Leguna for transportation inland. Rickshaw is the cheaper option for the land transportation. However, it's not always possible to use Rickshaw, for example, on the highways, in the roads where Rickshaws are not allowed by Traffic Control Committee, and so on.

This is my country, Bangladesh. We are proud to share our heritage and culture to the world. We live in a country where we belong to a strong bonding between family and friends. Come and visit my country. Explore the land of love and humanity. Get the taste of freshness and purity.

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