Remnants of civilisation in the greater Bengal region date back 4,000 years, when the region was settled by Dravidian , Tibeto-Burman and Austro-Asiatic peoples. The exact origin of the word Bangla or Bengal is unknown, though it is believed to be derived from the Dravidian-speaking tribe Bang that settled in the area around the year 1000 . More>>
 
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