Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A former region of southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Originally part of Bengal, it was held by the British from c. 1775 and then by Pakistan from 1947 to 1971, when it achieved independence as Bangladesh.

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  • proper noun historical The eastern part of Bengal before it split from Pakistan

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  • noun a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971

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Examples

  • Bangladesh was called East Pakistan until 1971 when a nine-month war of secession broke out.

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  • After that scenario, few more dailies and periodicals had emerged mainly in Dhaka and many other town as well of the land, which was called East Pakistan, the present time Bangladesh.

    In Bangladesh, Women Embrace Role in Journalism

  • When what used to be called East Pakistan broke away from Pakistani rule (it was virtually colonial rule) following a bloody civil and military conflict against Pakistan and achieved independence as Bangladesh in the 1970s, thousands of citizens who had been loyal to the Pakistani regime fled to Pakistan in genuine fear of their lives.

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  • Born in the extremes of war against its cousin (then known as East Pakistan, now Bangladesh) it has had a love - hate relationship with its generals.

    Whither Pakistan After Bhutto?

  • Bangladesh called East Pakistan then gained it's independence from West Pakistan in 1971

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  • Bangladesh: Used to be known as East Pakistan until 1971 when the Bangladeshis went to war with Pakistan for their independence.

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  • Maybe I should have declared I was in Bangladesh however we are an independent country, once called East Pakistan and once under Indian control.

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  • Bangladesh: Used to be known as East Pakistan until 1971 when the Bangladeshis went to war with Pakistan for their independence.

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  • Bangladesh called East Pakistan then gained it's independence from West Pakistan in 1971

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  • Maybe I should have declared I was in Bangladesh however we are an independent country, once called East Pakistan and once under Indian control.

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